I was on a Zoom call get together last with about a dozen or so people. At one point I made a joke and everyone went silent. I didn’t think the joke was that bad but there was about 3-4 seconds of complete and utter silence. I mean no one even moved.
I had that brief moment of panic where I thought maybe I had said something that was insensitive to someone on the call.
Then everyones frames moved in double speed to catch up and the conversation resumed as normal. Everyone hadn’t gone quiet – it was only a technology glitch.
I never got to hear anyones reactions as I missed five seconds of conversations so I’ll never know if it was a bad joke or a hit.