Before COVID-19 hit so close to home, the internet generally seemed like a handy tool. Depending on your job or interests, the world wide web might not have been something you gave any thought to. The internet was just there.
Now, as we practice social distancing, that “handy tool” may be becoming a central part of our lives. While it certainly cannot replace good old-fashioned conversations at the neighborhood bakery or hands-on learning in the classroom, it does have the ability to keep us connected in many ways. And let’s face it, generally, we are social beings. The internet provides that outlet.
Here’s a handful of creative ways people are using their internet connection to connect:
- Chef Michael Symon is offering daily dinner tutorials via the Food Network Kitchen’s Facebook page. Each video also features a link to the recipe. Click here to learn more.
- Musical groups are streaming live “virtual” shows. NPR compiled a list, sorted by date and then genre. Click here to learn more.
- Many art studios are using Facebook Live to teach free art classes. Artist at Heart Paint Party is one, daily at noon. Previous daily videos are stored under “Videos.” Click here to learn more.
- Museums and parks are offering free virtual tours. Southern Living compiled a guide. Click here to learn more.
- Gyms and other fitness outlets are all closed to the public, including Union Square Fitness. Planet Fitness is offering free classes on Facebook Live at 7 p.m. for anyone. Click here to learn more..
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