Terribly annoying. In The Netherlands there was no common word for 'vidcall' and now everyone is using 'zoom'.
People of NL and elsewhere, "zoom" is what a camera does, and otherwise it is a freaking brandname of a unicorn big tech corp.
Unfortunately its too late. Same as with 'google'. Tbh, competitors don't make things easy here: "I ducked it for you" or "Just duckduck it, man" .. meh.
@humanetech but if there's a proper word that was used before I guess it's worth fighting for its reinstatement.
For instance, instead of "google it", "search for it" is really not such a big effort...
Never used the word zoom. People usually say 'ik ben in een call' which just translates to 'i'm in a call'.
@humanetech The verb used to be "skypen", which is to say: it can change.
But also, I don't mind so much. I use "appen" to refer to sending a message on Signal, and am happy to use "zoom" to refer to a Jitsi call. At some point people don't even think of the name with the brand it originally referred to, like Luxaflex.
Yes, some do... For some odd reasons... I would strongly disagree that all "people" have this defect. Imagine a world where we constantly communicate in brand names, e.g. saying 'Beckers' instead of 'slaughterhouse waste'. :) I actively interrupt people when they discuss with me in that way, and expect from them to either stop that, or I leave the conversation (in a friendlier and more polite way than that, though).
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