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The New York Times profiles new ways of socializing online

On March 19th, the New York Times highlighted how digital technologies are “pivoting” from discouraging human interaction to becoming its savior in the context of a global pandemic.

People all over the world are practicing social distancing and self-quarantining to halt the spread of the new coronavirus. The New York Times has taken stock of some novel – and quirky – ways that digital technologies are facilitating virtual get-togethers.

From raves and religious gatherings to game nights and 12-step meetings, people are finding creative ways to socialize without risking infection. The article also describes the digital tools making such gatherings possible, including Zoom, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, and Discord.

Read the full article: True Tales of Quarantined Socializing (March 19th) 



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