As family and friends begin to reunite once again, we are looking back on how technology helped us stay connected during the last year. From mastering virtual charades, attending online cooking classes with co-workers or graduating virtually, we’ve seen how to creatively interact with others digitally.
Technology has helped grow society’s resilience in the face of threats by accelerating trends and access to essential needs, including online shopping, contactless deliveries, telehealth and distance learning. And while we may not need to rely on technology as much in the upcoming year, it continues to be a great way to connect with family, friends and other significant people in our lives. Explore how you can continue to use technology to stay connected!
Attend virtual classes and webinars.
Did you pick up a new hobby in the past year? Continue to grow your passions and connect with others that share your interests by attending classes, webinars or other personal development workshops through platforms like MasterClass and SkillShare. The opportunities are endless when distance is not a restriction. Whether you join a local online class or attend a global webinar from the comfort of your home, technology has allowed for many people to explore their passions and interact with others from around the world.
Follow, like and subscribe to your favorite local businesses’ social channels.
Whether it’s your favorite restaurant, clothing store or bookstore, be sure to follow, like and subscribe to your favorite local brands’ social channels. Engaging with these brands online not only keeps you up to date on all new offerings, but it increases their online presence and keeps the business open! If you want to go above and beyond, leave a review on Google Reviews or Yelp about your experience with the company. A consumer review survey reports, 82% of consumers will read reviews before visiting a local business.
Send personalized messages.
GiftCast provides opportunities to send personalized messages to reconnect with those around you. Whether your siblings and you perform a dance for your grandparents or you send a loving note to an old friend, each video message is uniquely created to help you show the people around you how much you care. Paired with a cash gift, GiftCast gives you the opportunity to connect with others no matter the distance. Let your neighbor, brother or friend know you are thinking about them with GiftCast.
As we return to busier lives, technology will continue to offer a unique way to connect and interact with the people we may not be able to see every day.
Head to our Instagram @GiftCast to let us know how are you using technology to stay connected!