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At the turn of the year, we had no idea we’d take a trip to the shops, our friend’s house or the pub for granted. We were celebrating how a new year, as well as a new decade, means a fresh start to really hit the ground running but, in truth, the world has hit the ground face first. 
Everybody has their own way of dealing with the current situation in which they find themselves. Whether it’s finally painting the hallway or having a cry; still going to work or finding a new hobby; opening that bottle of wine a little earlier than usual or getting fit, there is no right or wrong way to deal with things right now. It’s about looking after our own needs whilst ensuring we reduce the amount of time we are outside our homes. 
One way that we’ve seen people deal with the current situation is using social media to create content and entertain us. TikTok has surged in usage since lockdown and we’ve seen celebrities like Olly Murs entertain us daily with pranks and funny dances. We’ve been introduced to Jay’s Virtual Pub Quiz on YouTube each Thursday after applauding the NHS at 8pm. TV shows and podcasts are being created over video conference calls so hosts like Russell Howard and Graham Norton can continue to interview other celebrities, highlighting just how alike we all are during lockdown. We’ve even been creating our own fun with friends and family with quizzes and virtual coffee meets over FaceTime, WhatsApp and Zoom. 
What we’re trying to say is, social media is more important to us now than it ever has been. We’re utilising every last megabyte of these apps and websites to help keep things as normal as possible. Through all its faults, trolls and criticism, social media is keeping us together right now. Let’s keep it that way. Remember to be kind and always ask yourself, “do I really need to comment on this?”. 
 
Stay safe. Stay home. Stay social. The end is in sight. 
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