As cities around the world go on lockdown in an attempt to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. A new collaborative trend is emerging. Suddenly everyone is meeting virtually and online. Many of those working from home are opting for Zoom as their videoconferencing app of choice.
I got out of my zoom meeting and started watching the podcast then my mum bursts into my room with me having this on my screen she thought I was still in the meeting so she said “op sorry everyone” I can’t- pic.twitter.com/O3yP9x1p9U
— dila 🪐 (@_dilalala) March 30, 2020
Although many still treat this as a formal working space, some remain in the comfort of their homes and are switching off their cameras for privacy.
Every mom at today’s Zoom meeting. pic.twitter.com/ejOsIBAMs0
— Julia Dweck (@GiftedTawk) March 30, 2020
Some young people are celebrating their birthdays on zoom with other friends, sharing jokes and listening to their favourite music together, as their way of practising social distancing.
— Marina Sirtis (@Marina_Sirtis) March 30, 2020
However, Zoom security and privacy are starting to be a concern for more corporate users. According to a memo from SpaceX, employees are banned from using video conferencing app Zoom, citing “significant privacy and security concerns.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX bans Zoom over privacy concerns, memo shows. https://t.co/BWkdeJsOEa
— CNBC (@CNBC) April 2, 2020
Zoom Video Communications is an American remote conferencing services company headquartered in San Jose, California. It provides a remote conferencing service that combines video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration.