#FridayFiver ?✋– Brief Digi Lockdown Distractions
Global lockdown elevates existential worries and supersizes societal shortcomings.
Then people like Coco Johnson and her community come along and remind us of everything that’s awesome about human nature.
This week’s round-up highlights how the digital world is helping us cope with the crisis in clever and creative ways.
? Good News From John Krasinski
In an effort to spread positivity and general good vibes, The Office star John Krasinski has returned to our (even smaller) screens with his YouTube show Some Good News. It’s a tonic for troubling times.
? Awesome Tracking App Combats Covid-19
A health app that tracks Coronavirus symptoms is being installed at a rate of 50,000 downloads per hour and looks set to become a firm fixture on millions of phones. The Covid Symptom Tracker was developed by experts to gather invaluable info for medical researchers and data modellers.
? Together At Home With World-Famous Music Stars
With pretty much every music gig for the foreseeable future postponed or cancelled, Global Citizen’s Together At Home campaign brings some of the best musicians around into your living room. Guests so far have included Chris Martin, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson and Anne Marie.
? Telecoms firms anxious to avert network outage
Since more of us are at home than ever, the pressure on mobile, phone and broadband services is immense. Telecoms firms like BT, Virgin and Sky have joined forces to urge us to stay connected by rationing activities and switching off Wi-Fi when not in use.
? Reach For The Stars From Home With NASA
Kids bored beyond belief? NASA’s innovative Learning Space program converts your living room to Mission Control and sprinkles stardust on home learning. Can you learn how to build your own Mars Rover? – you bet!
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