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Do you use Zoom?

Old 02-07-21, 02:25 PM
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Do you use Zoom?

Pretty simple question. With the pandemic, Zoom usage is pretty much commonplace for work and now for news and TV content.

So do you use Zoom and if you do what for?

I do use Zoom for work. I work for NFL Network and as of right now, I am not allowed to work at the studio in Culver City, CA, which is a 35 mile commute from my house. So the network has set up daily Zoom calls which allows me to work on shows from home.

Or does your job not have a need for it and you use it solely to talk to family and friends you can't see?

On the plus side, it's saved me so much money on gas.
Old 02-07-21, 02:28 PM
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Re: Do you use Zoom?

Sometimes, mainly for family video gatherings and a few of our vendors in India (who've been using it for quite some time)

We use other conferencing programs for work
Old 02-07-21, 02:37 PM
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Re: Do you use Zoom?

My family uses zoom for family chats.

My work site uses Webex with a little bit of Microsoft Teams. Zoom is not allowed, and the automatic IT security scans will remove it if it is installed on a work PC.
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Re: Do you use Zoom?

I use it everyday for work. We use WebEx a little too but Blair as much.

I never use it beyond work. For family I mostly use FaceTime for one-on-one calls.
Old 02-07-21, 02:42 PM
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Re: Do you use Zoom?

Mostly use Teams or Skype for internal calls at work. Zoom is sometimes used, primarily by external vendors and partners.

Never use any of them outside of work.
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Re: Do you use Zoom?

Yes, for work.
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Re: Do you use Zoom?

I've only used it once for a birthday thing. This morning's Doonsebury may be relatable for some of you.


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Re: Do you use Zoom?

Teams and WebEx for work. Zoom for family stuff.
Old 02-07-21, 04:23 PM
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Re: Do you use Zoom?

Teams for work, Zoom a few times a week for social and family calls.
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Re: Do you use Zoom?

Zoom, Skype, WebEx, and Microsoft Meetings for work. Depends on which team the call is with and where they’re located in the world.
Old 02-07-21, 07:07 PM
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Re: Do you use Zoom?

We use everything but zoom for work. The main thing I like about zoom is that you don't need to sign up for anything but I can understand why that's not wanted in a corporate environment.

Also, it seems to run like crap on my older macs and chromebooks but maybe that's just us.
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Re: Do you use Zoom?

Work has Zoom and Teams options but my preference is for Zoom. Just find it easier interface than Teams.
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Re: Do you use Zoom?

I use MS Teams, Google Meet and Zoom for work.
Old 02-07-21, 08:10 PM
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Re: Do you use Zoom?

I use Zoom at work for interviewing potential new employees and rarely when we have meetings.
Old 02-07-21, 09:23 PM
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Re: Do you use Zoom?

Zoom for board meetings and my son's karate class.
Old 02-07-21, 10:12 PM
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For work we previously used WebEx, but now we use Teams. Don't use anything for personal stuff.
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Re: Do you use Zoom?

I run a daily TV talk show - we use Skype for live on-air segments and pre-produced interviews and Zoom for team meetings.

My wife uses Zoom to play D&D with some of our high school friends.
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Re: Do you use Zoom?

Yes part of my job since the start of covid has been troubleshooting Zoom for doctors who see patients over the app.
Old 02-08-21, 01:15 AM
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Re: Do you use Zoom?

Never used to. Never wanted to. Now, I've been forced to at times, very reluctantly. Teaching is much, much better accomplished in-person. More input, more non-verbal cues, much more control over setting, place, and external disruptions.

Zoom is for the dogs, but Mondo Cane... Mondo Cane in this ridiculous world of today.
Old 02-08-21, 05:05 AM
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Re: Do you use Zoom?

I've heard about it, never had a reason to use it.
Old 02-08-21, 05:34 AM
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Re: Do you use Zoom?

I don’t, but my wife uses it almost daily during the work week to teach her Psychology classes, although she also has face to face classes sprinkled in there too.
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Re: Do you use Zoom?

I've only participated over the phone. My computer won't allow the video meeting.
Old 02-08-21, 07:51 AM
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Re: Do you use Zoom?

No - Either I don't need it or my profession doesn't have any need for it

Or it is banned as a severe security threat. I have no desire to allow that on my network and my employer has forbidden its use.
Old 02-08-21, 09:06 AM
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Re: Do you use Zoom?

I do think the security threat thing is overblown. The main security threat is that meetings can get hijacked because it is almost too easy to sign into a meeting and people weren't setting the meeting permissions correctly. I guess there is concern about being based in China. Is there something else I'm missing?

Like I said before, I can understand hesitancy to use it in a corporate environment. But at home?
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Re: Do you use Zoom?

Used it for the first time last week. Had a zoom follow-up with a nurse practitioner on the cardiology team at the hospital where I had surgery. Some guy called up before the call to ensure everything was working. It went well.

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