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What the Tech? How Facebook Messenger Rooms Compare to Zoom

It appears every company is trying to nudge in on the popularity of Zoom video meetings. Zoom may be the social media network of the Coronavirus pandemic as people work from home and students are taking classes over Zoom meetings. But Zoom has had its problems of late. Many meetings have been interrupted by so-called “Zoom Bombers” not to mention…

What the Tech? Some Zoom Usernames and Passwords Have Been Stolen

Zoom is one of the big tech stories of the coronavirus pandemic. Over 2 million have people signed up since January. It’s being used by teachers for schoolwork, for business meetings, and families staying in touch. But trolls are bombing many of those meetings, using foul language and displaying pornographic images. How are these trolls gaining access to Zoom meetings…

Troy City Schools Ready to Support Students Through At-Home Learning Challenge

Alabama school systems are now one week into alternative learning methods of instruction since state officials closed schools due to coronavirus concerns. It’s a challenge Troy City School’s interim Superintendent Cynthia Thomas had to face head-on, only weeks after being appointed to the seat. “I’ve been able to work with administration as well as faculty and staff to make sure…

What the Tech? Should You Try the New Facebook Messenger to Connect with Friends and Family?

Social distancing and sheltering in place leaves many people yearning for connections to family and friends. There are dozens of video chat apps such as Zoom, Skype and Google Hangouts. Not to be outdone Facebook released a brand new Messenger for the desktop app that is supposed to be even easier for connections to spend time together. Is it really…

What the Tech? How to Avoid “Zoom Bombing”

In a classroom, sheltered-in-place children are learning what they’d be taught if they were in school. But in the middle of the class, someone called a “Zoom Troll” interrupts. It’s called “Zoom bombing”. Using profanity, insulting the sister teaching the class. Like other incidents lately, the troll, usually a giggly teen boy is shown with all the other students. How…

Local Church Using Alternative Methods to Do Communion

Local churches are not letting the Coronavirus halt worship services. Some congregations are even using multiple platforms to reach its members. “They didn’t teach us how to deal with this kind of thing in seminary, you know, a world-wide pandemic,” Taylor Road Baptist Church Senior Pastor Daniel Atkins said. It’s becoming the new normal, as churches are now looking for…