Coronavirus made its first appearance in the late 2019 as an acute respiratory syndrome. Due to its rapid spread, it has now been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). With no cure yet found or no vaccine yet developed, lockdown seems to be the only way we can minimize, if not completely stop, the spread of this deadly virus.
According to a study conducted by the New York Times, internet has seen a significant change in its trends due to the lockdown. Educational institutes and offices, in their efforts to reduce losses, have shifted towards the work from home lifestyle. With this, the use of audio and video conferencing softwares such as Microsoft Teams, Google classroom and Zoom has increased sharply.
Online gaming has increased by 19% now that the previously busy youngsters and gaming enthusiasts have got some spare time. To portray the health hazards of long gaming hours, onlinecasino.ca created a model named Michael who is an avid gamer 20 years from the future. Hunch back posture from sitting for long hours, PlayStation thumb, pale skin from being exposed to artificial light and stress-related eczema are just a few consequences of this habit.
Whether you want to talk to your friends, share cautionary measures, or scroll through the endless memes, social media is where you go. Mark Zuckerberg tells that Facebook traffic has increased well beyond the normal. Despite the disadvantages, seeing people share ways they spend their isolation, reading rants about online classes or laughing at all the memes showing how badly everyone wants to go out, makes one feel like they are not alone in this. In these times of distress, it has strengthened the bond between the social media family and acted as a cathartic relief. Lets all hope for this to end.