A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from March 01, 2021
“Co-Vid would be a much better name for Zoom”

COVID-19 (coronavirus) was declared a pandemic in March 2020, and many businesses and schools switched to remote meetings using Zoom.

“Time for #zoom to change their name to Co-Vid?” was posted on Twitter by Holly Wright on March 27, 2020.  “Come to think of it, ‘Co-Vid’ would be quite a good name for one of those Skype/Zoom-style online meetings apps that are suddenly all the rage” was posted on Twitter by David Mitchell on April 3, 2020.

“Co-Vid would be a much better name for Zoom” was posted on Twitter by 51 Shades of Paul on January 9, 2021. “Co-Vid would be a much better name for Zoom” was posted on Reddit—Oneliners on March 2, 2021.


Wikipedia: Zoom Video Communications
Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (Zoom) is an American communications technology company headquartered in San Jose, California. It provides videotelephony and online chat services through a cloud-based peer-to-peer software platform and is used for teleconferencing, telecommuting, distance education, and social relations. Zoom’s business strategy focuses on providing an easier to use product than competitors, as well as cost savings, which include minimizing computational costs at the infrastructure level and having a high degree of employee efficiency.
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Beginning in early 2020, Zoom’s software usage saw a significant global increase following the introduction of quarantine measures adopted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wikipedia: COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. The outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in January 2020 and a pandemic in March 2020.

Twitter
Holly Wright
@reddzeppelin
Time for #zoom to change their name to Co-Vid?
2:13 PM · Mar 27, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
David Mitchell
@RealDMitchell
Come to think of it, “Co-Vid” would be quite a good name for one of those Skype/Zoom-style online meetings apps that are suddenly all the rage.
11:33 AM · Apr 3, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
51 Shades of Paul
@PabloLuapo
Co-Vid would be a much better name for Zoom
6:54 PM · Jan 9, 2021·Twitter for Android

Twitter
xoaditi | AOT S4 IS HERE MF!
@HerNameIsAditi
Come to think of it, Co-VID would’ve been a better name for Zoom lol
5:15 AM · Jan 10, 2021·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Eikennam
@Mannekie1
Co-Vid would be a much better name for Zoom.
7:21 AM · Jan 16, 2021·Twitter for Android

Facebook
Russ Knight
February 4, 2021 at 9:28 AM ·
Today’s Thought:  Co-Vid would be a much better name for Zoom...and vice versa!
#BRILLIANT
#dontgetthezooms

Reddit—Oneliners
Posted by u/VERBERD March 2, 2021
Co-Vid would be a much better name for Zoom.

Twitter
Carlos Rucker ❂ “Hi”
@CarlosRucker3
Co-Vid would be a much better name for Zoom.
5:25 PM · Mar 2, 2021·Zapier.com

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