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Entry from September 29, 2020
Zoominar (Zoom + seminar)

The 2020 coronavirus pandemic caused many people to stay at home and go to work/school remotely—often by using Zoom. Many students attended a “Zoominar” or “zoominar” (Zoom + seminar). The term “zoominar” is similar to “webinar.”

“Is it a seminar? A webinar? Or a ZOOMINAR?!  Free social media webinars to zoom your biz into 2011! #sm #smallbiz http://bit.ly/ckgJY6” was posted on Twitter by Pam Moore on October 7, 2010, but this was before Zoom Video Communications, Inc. was started. “Looking forward to this #Zoominar (let’s get that #trending!)” was posted on Twitter by Bill Kelly on March 5, 2019. “Zoom Seminar (Zoominar)” was printed in Inside Higher Ed on April 1, 2019. “Zoominar (zoom+seminar)” was posted on Twitter by MacroPru on March 17, 2020.

“Zoominar” was entered in the Urban Dictionary on May 28, 2020.

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.
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.

Pam Moore
Is it a seminar? A webinar? Or a ZOOMINAR?!  Free social media webinars to zoom your biz into 2011! #sm #smallbiz http://bit.ly/ckgJY6
2:47 PM · Oct 7, 2010·TweetMeme

Bill Kelly
Looking forward to this #Zoominar (let’s get that #trending!). Please join @CAIACody and me tomorrow; let transparency set U free… https://caia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vIyJonG7TtK39gvtMHOk9g
2:17 PM · Mar 5, 2019 from Newton, MA·Twitter for iPhone

Inside Higher Ed
5 Ideas to Improve Zoom
How might we make the best synchronous learning and virtual meeting platform even better?

By Joshua Kim
April 1, 2019
5 ideas to improve Zoom:

#1 - Zoom Seminar (Zoominar):
What I’d like is to have the virtual equivalent of sitting around a seminar table. So I’d like to suggest a Zoom display option (beyond Speaker, Thumbnail, and Gallery).  In Seminar, the content (the seminar table) is in the middle of the screen, and the webcam videos would be arrayed around the content in a circle (or an oval).  The center content could be either screen sharing or a shared writing space.  Going around the table would make discussions easier.

Victoria Baranov
Is #zoominar a thing yet?
7:12 PM · Mar 16, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Replying to @PrincetonBCF and @MarkusEconomist
#ESbies(ish) ... just in time for the zoominar (zoom+seminar) ... https://twitter.com/VMRConstancio/status/1240042341622337536. .
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Vitor Constâncio
· Mar 17
Things seem to be moving forward in the Europe. Collective responsibility, solidarity and risk sharing are totally justified. Will we see specific Eurobonds for the virus crisis? https://bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-17/italy-s-conte-calls-for-coronavirus-bonds-to-finance-eu-response?sref=h1U7vkD6
6:44 PM · Mar 17, 2020·Twitter Web App

Thanks Andrea Fildani for a great talk on #ZOOM and keeping our group research seminar alive!
@unige_en @sciences_UNIGE #zoominar
1:39 PM · Mar 19, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

If a seminar given on the web is called “webinar”, is one on @zoom_us called a #zoominar ?
7:36 PM · Apr 13, 2020·Twitter Web App

Today we held our first Zoom Department seminar, or ‘zoominar’. We had a fantastic presentation and Q&A from Prof Jonathan Kipnis. Thanks for joining us from University of Virginia
@jonykipnis! A wonderful start this new seminar series!#unimelbSBS @UniMelbMDHS
10:05 PM · May 4, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Urban Dictionary
A seminar conducted via Zoom
Awesome Zoominar tonight!
by Balticjo May 22, 2020

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Tuesday, September 29, 2020 • Permalink