Quarantine forces people into a lot of strange situations: one of which is the amusing way people are fighting off boredom. The trademark of 2020 invariably lies in technology and the ingenious ways in which people are utilising it. Everything from basic needs to entertainment and socialisation are now just a click of a button away for those of us fortunate enough to be at home. At a time as strange as this, we list down some of the funniest, zaniest, most amusing things people have been doing to keep themselves occupied online.
Back in college, Facebook groups were simply used as a way for overworked class beadles to remind everyone of homework and tests. In the 2020 pandemic, Facebook groups are now being used as a way to entertain, to connect to others, to grow passions, even to date.
With the growing popularity of very niche Facebook groups comes the advent of a whole new use for these social media tools. Mostly, it’s a way for people of similar interests or cultural backgrounds to connect over relatable memes, images, and content. Sometimes, it’s a useful tool for people who share the same hobbies: culinary enthusiasts sharing recipes online, bookworms offering literary recommendations, music lovers posting personal playlists. And other times, such as in trash talk groups, members rib at each other and joke about collective experiences and ideologies.
In total, it’s an interesting online community of sorts that brings together people that have — in one way or another — some kind of shared experience.