The intrepid dRTB staff Zooms in on a meeting.

Z is for Zoom: The way we live now

For the last several weeks, we’ve been teasing the content of this year’s A to Z Issue, a celebration of people and businesses who have been successfully riding the turbulent waves of change and offering service and hope to the community at large. If you haven’t yet gotten your hands on a hard copy of the issue, here’s the digital edition — and would you look at this: We have arrived at the end of the alphabet! 

Once upon a time (in 2012, to be exact) a company in San Francisco launched a videoconferencing program called Zoom that could host no more than 15 participants.

That was then. This is now: Usage of the platform exploded during the pandemic, and a meeting can host up to 1,000 video participants and 10,000 viewers at a time. Zoom estimates that there are 300 million daily meeting participants.

So it’s simple, really: This is Zoom’s world. We just live in it.

See you on screen.