4/22 at 2pm CT (3pm ET) is good for me. I can join a ZOOM call, I just can’t initiate it. Lizz Sinclair of Maine has kindly offered to put up a doodle poll for dates for the longer meeting(s).
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Our library system bought Zoom, so I may be able to do it.
On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 5:20 PM Rebekah Manley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I appreciate the enthusiasm and suggestions.
I'd like to "host" a CFB gathering (not the big meeting) on Wed. 4/22 at 2pm CT. Platform TBD. This is just a fun time to gather and check-in. I'm sorry if not all can make it this time. I hope similar and informal gatherings can keep happening and I welcome others to toss them out when they can make it.
Guy, are you able to join Zoom on your own if it's not LOC hosted? If not, I vote we use Skype (we can all download this) so our director can be at the gathering.
Guy, I think it does sounds like a good idea for a doodle poll for our virtual idea exchange/ meetings and there has been great feedback on platforms. That is not my expertise. I like the idea of setting something soon so we can look forward to an event and get it on calendars.
Zoomers and Skype experts, I might call on you for our gathering logistics.
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Fyi/ Zoom security:
As you host Zoom meetings, here are two recommendations regarding security:
* Check out this info from Zoom on how to protect your Zoom calls from sabotage, including how to limit screen sharing just to hosts
* Update your Zoom platform whenever an update is available
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Zoom just added more security features today. And meetings should always have password. Is it that LOC cannot host meetings with Zoom or cannot attend meetings with Zoom?
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On Apr 9, 2020, at 11:13 AM, Lisa Comstock <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I’m trying out this online meeting tool: https://jitsi.org/
It’s open source, free, and can host 100+ without time limits. It also lets you add a pw.
Just another option.
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Can we use Skype?
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I can offer gotomeeting if Zoom is off limits for LOC.
On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 1:02 PM Lamolinara, Guy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Maybe not relevant to our meetings, but something to consider re Zoom …
The best technology is simple to use. There's a dark side to that.
Requiring everyone to enter a password before joining a Zoom meeting, or making a teacher approve 30 students sharing their homework with a virtual class is a pain. It’s also protection against Zoom-crashing harassers, and it’s good that the company is moving in this direction. Zoom said it’s now focusing more on its security and re-evaluating the balance between security and ease of use.
Adding a little friction to WhatsApp last year helped slow the kind of mob rumors that were deadly in India. To tamp down on coronavirus misinformation, the Facebook-owned chat app this week further tightened rulesto allow people to pass on frequently forwarded messages to only one other person or group at a time. Previously the limit was five.
Adding friction is not a cure-all. Bad people will find other ways to spread hate. But now that Zoom has failed to protect our privacy, “we shouldn’t just continue to use its product,” my colleague Brian X. Chen wrote, “just because it works well and is simple to use.” (Brian has a list of protective steps you can take if you need to use Zoom, and he suggests alternatives such as FaceTime and Webex.)
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- It took a pandemic to make the phone call cool: Verizon’s average number of weekday mobile phone calls are more than double the typical peak it sees on Mother’s Day, the Times reporter Cecilia Kang wrote. We’re talking to each other for longer than usual, too.
- Think twice before following advice from doctors on YouTube.“He’s treating handling your groceries like doing open-heart surgery,” one biologist told Bloomberg News about a family physician’s cereal box disinfectant video. It’s tricky for YouTube to weed out both intentionally harmful coronavirus hoaxes and honest mistakes.
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