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The Forge Guide to Slack, Email, and Video Calls

5 Ways to Make Videoconferencing Less Terrible

Here’s how to behave on camera at work

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7 min readSep 18, 2019

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PPopular culture has been flirting with videotelephony as a sign of hyper-advanced societies since it was featured in Fritz Lang’s silent, sci-fi film Metropolis in 1927, because it’s way more exciting to imagine…

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Jacqueline Detwiler
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Jacqui is the former articles editor at Popular Mechanics. Her work has appeared in Wired, Esquire, Men’s Health, and Best American Science and Nature Writing.