I read an interesting article on the downside of online communications of all sorts over on IFLScience. As someone who has worked from home three or more days a week since 1997, I know that what the author refers to as Zoom Fatigue is real, and not just limited to Zoom. The takeaway for me is that if you are doing a non-trivial amount of Zooming, your setup is worth spending some effort on. Proper camera angle, lighting, background (visual and aural), and sound quality are all key points that help reduce Zoom Fatigue. It is also important to pay attention to the performance of your Internet connection. If your image and voice, or the images and voices of those with whom you communicate, are constantly breaking up, that is not going to facilitate effective communications.