As the world halted last year and people began spending more time than ever staring at their phones, social media platforms wasted no time releasing new features. Some provided new ways to give back, like Instagram’s Support Small Business button, and some were launched early to test features while platforms had a captivated audience, like Twitter’s Fleets. Amid the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, Instagram launched Guides, a feature designed to provide mental health resources and aid exclusively for health and well organizations.
Brace yourselves. More changes to Instagram are coming, and this time, it’s going to bring some major updates that might take a while to get used to. We’re talking about all the Instagram shopping features that are slowly being released to the masses.
Right now, it’s more important than ever to lift each other up. These are hard times we’re living in. It’s been exactly 140 days since we started working from home here at Nebo, and things haven’t exactly gotten any easier since then. Some days are good, but some days are a struggle — and even for those of us who are privileged to have things relatively easy, the struggle can still be very, very real.
In a time when many of us feel isolated and alone, anxious or scared, finding ways to connect with one another is incredibly important. We have all now been removed from our normal routines for over a month.
The lack of human connection is one of the hardest parts of social distancing. Our day-to-day interactions with family, peers and strangers have been disrupted. These small interactions are what make us feel loved and motivated, fill up our days and keep our sanity.
Our team members are putting their hearts, minds and talents together to find new and creative ways we can all stay engaged with each other or just get a much-needed mental break from all that is happening around us.
Finding ways to connect with each other is how we will get through the new challenges we are all facing. Here’s how we’re adapting our virtual office to come together while we are apart.
At this point, you have heard this before, even from our own blog: we are living in uncertain times. This phrase has been used so often recently, it feels frighteningly surreal.
But it is true. Our world is hurting right now, and although this is a scary thought, we don’t know what the world after this crisis looks like.
Whether people are bravely battling this virus on the frontlines or self-isolating to protect the more vulnerable, we are living in a never-ending world of the unknown. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the negativity and the fear of what is going on around us.
But I do believe that our humanity isn’t lost.