Who Are You on Zoom?

Bad Backlight
By now, you’ve Zoomed with ’em all: The guy who looks like an unmade bed and never looks at the camera. “Backlight guy” who thinks you can see his amazing back yard, but all you see is his dark silhouette against the blinding light coming through the window. The would-be influencer who stares straight into her webcam, pushes out her chin and slightly clocks her shoulders until she’s ready for her close-up. The bald guy (whose head you know like the back of your hand) who, unfortunately, never looks up at the camera. The “check out my awesome greenscreen background" person. And, of course, the motion sickness–inducing “selfie rover.” By now, you’ve Zoomed with ’em all, and they’ve all Zoomed with you. Continue Reading →