I notice that Zoom work conversations are more intense than in-person conversations. (Or at least, what I remember of in-person conversations.)
Rude people are ruder, for one thing. I suppose they sense no one is going to bop them in the nose. (Or possibly, "we" sense no one is going to bop "us" in the nose.) No immediate consequence, because there's no immediate feedback, becuase no one is making eye contact, because on a grid of six people you can't tell who is looking at you. One person is looking up and to the right, another down and to the left, and only psychopaths look directly at the camera. When a friend is on screen I've been tempted to say something completely outrageous and slap a post-it to mark where they looked when they looked at my square.
I've also "pinned" a friend, where you make the friend's face take over your entire screen, but I can't do that for long. I feel like I'm violating them, get creeped out, un-pin them.
I wonder if we'll all stop making eye contact in real life, and all be recklessly rude when this is all over.