No Facebook, I Do Not Want To Hear About Online Events…
2020 is sure to go down as the "Year of the Virtual Events". Students ended the school year in the spring with virtual classes; Concerts - with the exception of a few - have all been streamed online; Zoom has become the norm for meetings and gatherings. Geez, even sports networks are putting "virtual fans" in the stands in a feeble attempt to make the games seem somewhat more normal. It's all virtual.
So, bear with me when I say I'm tired of virtual events.
I'm ready to see things go back to normal. Yes, I want people to be smart about how they gather and things like that, but I'm ready to go to events. I'm ready to physically go to a sports match, you know, in-person. I'm ready to go watch a band perform live. I'm ready to meet up with regular groups of people, and not have to worry if the wi-fi will crap out and end the meeting abruptly.
Now, you may be one of those people that doesn't mind a bit of seclusion. You may not mind just staying in your own home with limited human interaction. And that's fine. I'm not judging. I just know that I'm not one of those people. I mean, I'm an only-child, and I don't mind being off by myself for a bit. But, I've had quite enough of it this year.
So, Facebook - and all other social media platforms - I don't want to hear about virtual events, or online gatherings. I think that I'll just hold out until there are legitimate events back in-person, face-to-face.