How has Zoom affected people’s confidence?

It has been interesting to see how people have adjusted to working from home in 2020 and there are certainly many perks that people are enjoying. Despite this, one potentially troubling aspect which has become apparent is the impact that videoconferencing on platforms like Zoom is having on people’s confidence and self-esteem.

The Rise of Zoom

Many people are spending a lot...

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Nine things you’ll only know if you’re a massive technophobe

We’ve all felt it. The rising panic as we realise we’re being outwitted by the technology we supposedly own, and that every menu screen we flip through is probably just making matters worse.

For some of us, this is a near daily occurrence. Here are a few things you’ll understand if you regard technology with mutual distrust…

1. You’re too scared to use trial and error...

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Sick of Zoom? How to avoid people even though (technically) you have nothing to do

Life in lockdown has meant online socialising. Whether we connect via Zoom, Skype, Houseparty or other apps and sites, we’re talking to our loved ones and colleagues on video chats.

For many, it’s exhausting. And some seriously fatigued folk are booked into calls on a daily basis. But how can you avoid it?

After all, it’s not like cancelling your plans for a night out. The...

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From banana bread to TikTok: ten signs you’ve become a lockdown cliché

Life has inextricably changed since lockdown began. With pubs closed, offices shut and life as we know it on hold, it’s safe to say we’re all adapting to our ‘new normal’ together.

But even in uncertain times, annoying micro trends still manage to prevail, and there are particular things that everyone seems to be doing.

Yep, it’s still possible to be a massive cliché – even...

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Ten ways to make family video calls more fun

Video calls are helping millions of families stay connected right now – but with daily life deep in Groundhog Day mode for many of us, it’s easy to run out of things to talk about.

Switching it up with some good, old-fashioned organised challenges can boost the amusement factor – and give you all something to talk about that isn’t just what you had for lunch.

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