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#1 Aayla Secura

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Posted 22 July 2020 - 10:15 PM

There are not any Covid cases on Felucia, but I have noticed a lot of Earthlings who are using video chat services more often during the difficult times there. I have quite a few penpals on Earth, so I thought about using them myself. Facebook Room, Houseparty, Skype, and Zoom seem to be the most popular. Which ones have you tried so far and what do you recommend?



#2 Grolli

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 05:02 AM

Wife uses Zoom for work.  seems pretty user friendly



#3 Mister Sympa

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 09:32 AM

I use Google Duo for family and RingCentral at work. I like them both. If RingCentral is free or has a free version, I highly recommend.

 

I don't have an iphone so I can't use FaceTime.


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#4 Konta

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 08:55 PM

I haven't been using any. I think the only time I've ever been involved in a video conference was about 9 years ago and I was just in the background. Most of my friends are using Zoom and Facebook Messenger. (Is Messenger the same thing as Room?) I'm just ready for everything to go back to normal in all honesty. This bullshit has gone on long enough.

#5 Affray

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 10:43 AM

I've never used video chat of any kind.

I don't even like talking to people on the phone, or texting all that much either.

Which I'm now realising makes me sound like a crotchety old fuck.


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#6 Mister Sympa

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 05:43 AM

My team has two meetings a week, and I'm the only one who consistently has the camera off. I ain't need to be reminded what my hair looks like or when the last time I showered was, thank you all the same.


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#7 Konta

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 08:34 AM

I've never used video chat of any kind.

I don't even like talking to people on the phone, or texting all that much either.

Which I'm now realising makes me sound like a crotchety old fuck.

Same. I think I'm younger than you, but I'm pretty old school. I'm an old man at heart because I grew up around a bunch of older people when I was a kid.



#8 Affray

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Posted 09 August 2020 - 04:13 PM

There's something to be said for living slower and simpler.

The world moves insanely quickly these days and I don't think we're biologically capable of enduring the stresses that we apply to ourselves living the way we do.

I naturally lean toward simpler things, but I also intentionally try to live logically and sensibly based on what I need to be content.


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#9 Mister Sympa

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Posted 10 August 2020 - 05:53 AM

As was pointed out on QI ages ago, the telephone is inherently rude. You're demanding someone's immediate attention to talk to you, which is I'm pretty sure why younger generations prefer texting. "I'm leaving you a message, get back when you can" is infinitely preferable to "OI! WANKER! PAY ATTENTION TO ME."


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#10 Affray

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Posted Yesterday, 11:39 AM

I definitely prefer texting over calling.

I've always hated talking on the phone to begin with, and now I've got one within arms reach for the majority of all time.

I fully appreciate the conveniences and usefulness of having a tiny computer in my pocket, but it also feels weirdly invasive because it's a phone.

Something that anyone can call at any time and directly speak to me, or at the very least startle and annoy me.

It's not a societal shift that I enjoy.


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