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Have you been spending more time online than usual lately? You’re not alone.
Internet usage has spiked since the first U.S. COVID-19 death in early February. As social distancing measures confine us to our homes, we’re spending more time scrolling through Facebook, binge-watching Netflix, and reading the news than ever before.
There’s nothing wrong with using the internet to stay connected with loved ones and escape through some much needed entertainment. But rather than just doing your regular online activities, why not devote some time to help scientists study COVID-19?
Researchers at Rice University are seeking volunteers for crowdsourced studies to help them better understand the impact of the pandemic — and you don’t even have to leave the couch to get involved.