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How to Connect Online with Friends and Family

Staying in touch with family, friends, and coworkers over large distances can prove to be a bit of a challenge. The great news is that with a little bit of creativity, you can connect across the state or across the country. These tips are fun ways to virtually interact with friends and family in a way that makes you feel like they are right there with you in your Lincoln Medical Center home!

Video Chat

Apps such as Skype, Facetime, and Zoom allow users the ability to have face-to-face conversations no matter how many miles or oceans are between them. Portal by Facebook is a hands-free device that users can set up in a room and the camera will follow as the person moves around. For instance, you can be cooking dinner and chatting with your best friend as if she was there with you.

Online Gaming

If you’re a gamer, then this is a great way to connect with friends who like to game and make new ones. Join your favorite online game and engage with other players on the platform. Typically all you need is a compatible headset. 

Social Media

When used responsibly, social media can be a great way to keep up with what is going on in your family and friends’ lives. Take this opportunity to reach out to long lost cousins or friends you’ve lost contact with. You can even join community groups who have similar interests and hobbies as you do.

Virtual Movie Night

Set up a night and time where you and your friends all watch the same movie at the same time. You can either use video chat, text messaging, or a phone call to share your thoughts as you watch the movie.

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