How are you getting together with others virtually? Zoom etc.

Posted by suzquez @suzquez, Mar 22 11:08am

I’m trying to get our 6 families all together on zoom. I miss them.

@suzquez Great idea. Our meditation sangha is Zooming on Thursday. Very helpful. We have been bonded like glue for 4 years. Very helpful. With Zoom everyone is on the photo grid or collage. All you need is a phone or pad.

Be safe and protected. Chris

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My knitting group met by Google Hangouts this morning. We had to work out a few minor technical issues, but once we did, we had a great time and it gave us a chance to connect with and support each other. We plan to keep doing this weekly until it's safe to gather in person again.

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We had our 6 family meeting at 2:00 to 3:30 PM. 'Twas very fun. Shared Lego men and played like we were passing the babies. Found out the funnest things that happened that week and how each person's work was dealing with the Corona virus. Good times.

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@coloradogirl

My knitting group met by Google Hangouts this morning. We had to work out a few minor technical issues, but once we did, we had a great time and it gave us a chance to connect with and support each other. We plan to keep doing this weekly until it's safe to gather in person again.

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We've tried Google Hangouts before. Zoom was much easier. Only one person had to join and it was free.

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@suzquez

We've tried Google Hangouts before. Zoom was much easier. Only one person had to join and it was free.

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Funny because I have used Zoom for work and we had issues with it hanging up on people. Maybe they have boosted their infrastructure to handle the increased traffic. Btw Google Hangouts is free also.

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@coloradogirl

Funny because I have used Zoom for work and we had issues with it hanging up on people. Maybe they have boosted their infrastructure to handle the increased traffic. Btw Google Hangouts is free also.

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@coloradogirl, Thanks for the post. We have had no problem with Zoom. We use it at Mayo and for our Sangha meditation on Thursday. Range is good. Quality is good. We will keep Google Hangouts in mind. It is important to stay in touch. We have 9 of us and it is like having a slumber party.
Be safe and protected. Chris

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@coloradogirl

Funny because I have used Zoom for work and we had issues with it hanging up on people. Maybe they have boosted their infrastructure to handle the increased traffic. Btw Google Hangouts is free also.

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@coloradogirl nice to see you've added a picture. I use both Google hangouts and Zoom. Free Zoom limits to 45 minute calls, but the quality is good for me.

My friend who plays viola in the Bamberg Symphony in Germany sent this to me today. I wonder what they used 🙂 Enjoy.

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@colleen young That was beautiful saved to my facebook page Thanks for sharing

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My siblings in California are going to set up weekly family meetings on zoom. My brothers are techies so they know how to do this. Can't want to see my extended family. Everyone is at home unless essential worker. Definitely sounds like a good plan.

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Today we had our church small group on Zoom for the first time. It worked pretty well.

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Today I will be attending my first Rotary Club of Pinellas Park meeting held on Zoom without leaving my home. Ten members from ages 30 to 87 got on zoom yesterday from their homes to test it out. You can download the free version here:
https://zoom.us/download
There is a link to login to meeting on our website:
http://www.pinellasparkrotaryclub.org/
We may try singing “God Bless America” on zoom today.

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@april3

Today we had our church small group on Zoom for the first time. It worked pretty well.

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@april3 @ihatediabetes @dsh33782 how did your Zoom meetings go? Do you think this may be something you continue once the stay home orders are lifted?

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Our first Rotary zoom meeting went great with 21 people and guest speaker. We are committed to continuing with weekly zoom meetings for the next few weeks at least and have speaker signed up for next Thursday. See schedule on club website here: http://www.pinellasparkrotaryclub.org/

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We use Zoom for a number of my volunteer activities and I'm not much of a fan of the video either, so I just let them see my kitchen counter behind me. On the other hand I really love it with my kids and grands.
Sue

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@colleenyoung

@april3 @ihatediabetes @dsh33782 how did your Zoom meetings go? Do you think this may be something you continue once the stay home orders are lifted?

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Yes. We had fun with our whole family again today. I'd say it's a keeper after the ban is lifted.

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