For many people, the new coronavirus reality has three major constants: You should stay 6 feet away from people, you probably won’t find toilet paper anywhere, and you may find yourself joining a lot more video conference calls.
Whether you use Zoom (or a similar tool) for a work meeting, a virtual happy hour with friends or an academic class, chances are you’re going to encounter some pretty funny mishaps. It doesn’t matter if you’re a virtual pro or a complete newbie ― technology (or human error) can lead to disaster. And that can result in internet gold.
We rounded up a few tweets that capture the hellish and hilarious world of video conferencing right now. Take a look at the misfortune and other laughworthy accounts below:
in my first zoom class prof started sharing screen and one of her folders is just in all caps DIVORCE— Magdalena Paz (@magdalenapaz22) March 16, 2020
Finally found the perfect background for my zoom meetings pic.twitter.com/G6VBnZVkYN— Raya (@RobDa64) March 26, 2020
my boss turned herself into a potato on our Microsoft teams meeting and can’t figure out how to turn the setting off, so she was just stuck like this the entire meeting pic.twitter.com/uHLgJUOsXk— Rach (@PettyClegg) March 30, 2020
omg HELP i was messing around with some zoom add-on and now i have to do a serious business interview and am stuck like... this pic.twitter.com/sakL6m4o9k— erin griffith (@eringriffith) March 24, 2020
So apparently whoever was in charge of live-streaming my brother’s church service knowingly or unknowingly used a googly-eyes filter on the priest. pic.twitter.com/3dGC6502iN— Kelsey Lewis Vincent (@KelseyMLoo) March 22, 2020
Everybody in my Zoom meetings uses these virtual backgrounds that show them in national parks or magical places like Hogwarts, meanwhile I uploaded a photo of my clean living room and feel like I've been...