How to host a legal Houseparty, and other ways to fill the ...

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How to host a legal Houseparty, and other ways to fill the endless days

Lockdown doesn’t mean fun is outlawed

Yolisa Mkele

Urban philosopher and Senegalese city builder Akon once said: “I’m locked up, they won’t let me out.” Few times in our lives have such simple words rang true. As of midnight on Thursday (technically Friday, but we can forgive the president for that slip in these unprecedented times), the entire country went under lockdown. So no leaving the house unless you have a state-sanctioned reason until April 16. That is a long way away, and no one’s house is so interesting that the prospect of spending 21 days in it fills one with joy – just ask multimillionaire singer Sam Smith, who broke down at the thought of a lockdown. Anyway, it is what it is and now the question is, what are you going to do? How will you fill the endless days? Well, how about you start with:

Houseparty

No, not the currently illegal thing of inviting a bunch of people to your home for a bit of leg shaking. House party is the viral app that may just save your social life.  The app allows you to meet up with your mates and random strangers without ever going near them. Once downloaded, the app tells users who is online, and from there other online users can live-call them and hangout. Unlike a normal FaceTime call, the app allows people to interact with each other in fun ways, such as playing games, watching TV or going on dating apps together. ..

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