Video calling platforms have become vitally important during the pandemic, and Zoom has been one of the tools most used by people and organizations around the world.
A developer came up with a way to surprise his acquaintances or co-workers, going to one of the most important memes in history: the ‘Rickroll’, and that Rick Astley came to liven up the group video call.
Long live ‘Invite Rick’
As we see in the presentation video, Rick only “worked” during specific hours of the week: Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST / North America Eastern Time), by making a reservation at ‘Invite Rick’.
We speak in the past because Zoom decided a few days ago to cut this service, as it violated the terms of the platform. After a launch day with thousands of requests, Zoom sent him an email asking him to shut down immediately.
Its creator claims that “the world needs as many smiles as possible” in these uncertain moments, and thanks to all who were part of this fun experiment in recent days.
It is interesting to analyze the way in which its creator decided to implement this tool. It occurred to him to “sacrifice” his personal Zoom account so that this mythical meme could use it, and that the interested people would reserve an appointment to appear on the scene.
What is clear is that, at the height of video calls, we will surely see more tools of this type appear. Precisely, a few days ago we talked about ‘Mmhmm’: a platform that allows you to add multimedia content to your video calls with very little effort.