At first, Zoom happy hours were novel. And fun!
Next, they were an underwhelming necessity. An "it's better than nothing" option.
Eventually, they became ... boring. And a little bit depressing. Most of us just stopped doing them. This also happened to be around the same time we learned masked and socially distanced outdoor get togethers were relatively safe.
But now it's time again, folks. Suck it up and do Zoom happy hours again.
The coronavirus is surging across the United States. In this country, over 13 million people have contracted the virus, and over 266,000 people have died. States and cities are reverting to the most stringent forms of lockdown. Even outdoor dining is shuttering in some cities, notably Los Angeles. Meanwhile, the weather has turned, so those outdoor social distance hangs aren't as appealing. Public officials are begging people not to gather with friends and family for the holidays. Read more...More about Zoom, Coronavirus, Tech, and Web Culture