The new normal, adapting to home-office: Online Lives 

Due to the outbreak, many face-to-face social events are being held online. While worldwide demands to “Stay at home” remain, many people have begun to spend more time in front of mobile devices to meet their job, education, and socialising needs.

Increased Use of Technological Devices and Social Media

Compared to the pre-coronavirus era, the use of smart screens has expanded dramatically—those who wished to avoid socialising while staying at home preferred social media networks. The coronavirus has pushed traffic to the top of social media channels, whose use has soared owing to the news.

Applications for Video Conferencing The usage rate is increasing.

With the global coronavirus outbreak, many institutions and organisations, including huge corporations, are encouraging staff to work from home. Companies that want their employees to be able to coordinate with their bosses and others while working from home prefer to use video conferencing applications.

Video conferencing tools like Google Hangouts Meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom “Cloud Meetings,” and Webex were among the most popular apps for increasing social isolation.

Remote education is becoming more popular.

Education was, without a doubt, the most significant of the epidemic’s victims. While many schools were closed due to the epidemic, many countries began establishing virtual education models to ensure students stayed caught up in their studies.

The number of people using digital broadcasting platforms has grown.

Users’ interest in digital broadcasting platforms has also surged in the aftermath of the Coronavirus. While the number of mobile visitors to Turkcell’s internet-based digital television platform TV+ has increased by 60%, it has been reported that the number of new members per day on BluTv, had risen by 100% since March 12, when the Coronavirus became widespread.

The Entertainment Industry Has Gone “Online”

While concerts, museum visits, theatre, and film screenings were all cancelled, artists used social media to reach out to their followers. Artists began to conduct concerts via social media platforms. While museums have started to make their displays available to the public via the internet, theatres have begun to make play recordings available to their audiences over the internet. Brands that shifted their in-house entertainment to online platforms also moved their events there.