Staring at our own faces on Zoom has created a bumper year for cosmetic surgeons

Originally published at: Staring at our own faces on Zoom has created a bumper year for cosmetic surgeons | Boing Boing

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Truly we are all saberface.

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First thing I do if I’m on a Zoom call: Hide Self View.

(It’s also why I prefer Skype as the self view is a thumbnail in the corner.)

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So zooming into elective surgery.

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As opposed to surgery, here’s what I’ve been doing to combat Zoom fatigue: I leave my camera on for others, but turn off my own view of the feed. I feel like it makes the videoconferencing more about conversation that way. YMMV.

ETA: context

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My response was to sort out my camera and lighting setup so that I’m lit up like a music hall doxy and shot from a flattering angle. Now I spend most of my time admiring how much better I look than everyone else.

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My lighting is simpler.
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Though in my case, I can at least grow a beard to hide half of it. :confused:

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I find it’s far cheaper to pretend like my camera is unreliable than to do anything about my irreparably ugly face.

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Wonder if there’s a WebEx equivalent.

I find it’s far cheaper to pretend like my camera is unreliable than to do anything about my irreparably ugly face sculpturally captivating face.

FTFY

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