Staying Connected While Being Socially Isolated

Staying Connected While Being Socially Isolated

Article from WCNC News
By author Savannah Levins

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If you’re stuck at home and going a little stir crazy, fear not. There are ways you can stay connected with your friends — virtually. For example, a new google chrome extension called “Netflix party” allows friends to watch shows together, in sync – with a sidebar chatroom.  Facebook also has a feature that allows you to listen to and share music with friends. Dozens of other online multiplayer games are seeing surges – from virtual Uno to Monopoly and Words with Friends. Others are finding their own ways to creatively connect.

Jordan Fredrick, an English teacher at Queen’s Grant High School in Mint Hill, has started nightly Facebook Live “quarantine read-alongs” on her Facebook page.