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Why the Entertainment and Social Media Industries are Converging

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As people began losing their jobs at the beginning of the pandemic, a growing need emerged for connectivity among peers. We saw Instagram, LinkedIn and other social media platform usage spike and become the dominant way of communication in a world where in-person working environments had largely come to a halt. Networking was no longer optional so many reached out to peers with increased urgency, trying to shore up connections to prepare for the potential fallout of another Covid outbreak and economic recession. In a post-pandemic world, this virtual connectivity trend may remain.

As people are becoming increasingly comfortable with asynchronous and hybrid work environments, the way we work and connect has changed. Many who were resistant to working from home and adopting emerging technologies have grown accustomed to them. But what about those who didn’t have the option to continue working? The economic toll of the pandemic is expected to leave more than 140 million people out of work, and another 1.6 billion at risk........

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