Coronavirus Work-life

What is your favorite video conferencing platform? So far I've only used Zoom and would love to hear what features distinguish each platform.

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Slack. You can just click on someone’s name and video call them, without having to deal with links, passcodes or meeting IDs. You can call a channel and it automatically launches a meeting that anyone in the channel can jump into. Participants can easily draw on a shared screen of another attendee without having to fumble around in an obscure menu. Try doing any of these in Zoom.

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the app experience is solid too.

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Microsoft Teams. Just a fantastic all around program for getting team work remotely done. And it’s more secure than zoom, ring central, or slack.

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Teams isn’t any more secure than Zoom. While Zoom certainly had it’s PR fiasco at the onset of COVID, almost all enterprise VC tools have the same architecture if they support POTS dial-ins.

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Thoughts on Webex? My firm has used it exclusively since 2018 but I still find it rather clunky. I’m warming up to Teams, a lot of other organizations I work with use it

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WebEx is 🗑

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Discord. Text threads, video, and voice. Can easily use easily between multiple devices. Push to talk available even on phone (lifesaver).

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We use Slack and Webex at Booz, and the interface/connection quality isn't as good as Microsoft Teams. That's probably the best

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Husband’s work life has been really busy, we’ve rarely spent time together this week and I’ve had to pick up slack in cleaning, making dinner/ordering...etc. When this happens, how do you make up time spent with them? I feel like I put a lot of pressure on myself to make up that time instead of just decompressing myself.

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Any parents out there feel dumped on when single people come in at 10:30 hungover so you have to pick up their slack? Or they need to take tomorrow off because Chance the Rapper’s last minute concert?

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Why don’t white people turn they camera off in Zoom meetings?

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Any thoughts about slack as a company to move to?

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Any ideas on how to structure a virtual happy hour with a big group, to really get people engaged?

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Do you dress up for zoom calls? Or, just look as presentable as possible?

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Industries or companies that are unexpectedly thriving in this period? Not Zoom

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Ways to keep Skype active without being my computer, don't have a spoon

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Any women here who are into watching or showing off on Skype? 34M who loves both and also broadcasts on Chaturbate. Dm me if interested

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Strangest place you've ran a webex. Go!

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Me on Zoom with coworkers vs. my friends

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If you work on UX for Zoom, Skype, Hangouts, FaceTime, etc., please allow a CROP feature, so I don’t have to clean my place as much. Currently pointing my laptop towards the ceiling

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For those of you living alone, how are you keeping yourself entertained during social distancing? I’m hundreds of miles from my family and the loneliness is starting to get really hard. Zoom/FaceTime calls seem to make the feeling worse, not better. I just feel so isolated. I’ve gone for some outdoor walks with a friend who lives nearby, but otherwise I go weeks without in-person interactions. Any suggestions?

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Hello All, I was visiting Fishbowl's LinkedIn account and saw it was highlighting particular bowls. Would it be OK to ask for the Women in Tech bowl to be highlighted? The reason being is October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I'd think this would be tie in really nicely. Maybe we can have a "paint fishbowl pink" initiative? I'm trying to get one done at my work with Pink Zoom backgrounds, etc. Thank you for your attention!

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Do people still wake up with purpose, put on their pants, and take the day head-on? Or do they just roll out of bed, put on a hat, turn on Zoom, and just survive the work day like myself?

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Just had a client FaceTime me to present a deck because her Skype wasn’t working...that’s a new one.

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Today, I got up, made coffee, changed and fed the baby, prepped a presentation, forgot my 6yo’s Zoom class, got her up and on the Zoom class, presented ugly news to my MD, did a school drive-by parade, fed the kids lunch, met with my directs, prepped the follow ups from the MD presentation, taught 4 homeschool lessons, said goodbye to my mentor, prepped for a pitch, cooked dinner, made my weekend to-do list, gave two baths, and scooped poop out of one bath. It was a slow day.

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A female friend of mine recently received a settlement in a sexual harassment action against her employer during mediation. Upon receiving her (female) attorney’s final bill she was blown away to discover that her attorney charged her almost five times what the attorney estimated she would charge for the mediation. (The attorney was drinking alcohol during the Zoom mediation and settled for far less than she estimated she would get.) [continued below]

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