The 2020 Digital Hot List: Platforms and Innovators That Kept Us Connected During Covid

Slack, TikTok and Zoom made sheltering in place a little more bearable

From Slack to Nintendo Switch, the digital world has helped us stay connected remotely during the pandemic. Animal Crossing, Nintendo, Slack, TikTok

When Covid-19 forced most of us to shelter in place in March, we turned to the digital world to stay remotely connected to our co-workers, family and friends. Slack and Zoom quickly replaced in-person meetings, while TikTok and the Nintendo Switch provided a much-needed escape from the grim headlines. This year’s Digital Hot List spotlights all the platforms and innovators that made life a little more bearable during the pandemic—and changed our lives forever.

This story first appeared in the Oct. 26, 2020, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.