Speaking of the world being small: One of my sisters is in Naples right now, one of my cousins is in Taipei, another one in New York. Many of the remaining 9 grandchildren of my maternal grandparents are scattered across Germany. In addition, there are a former and and a current guest-grandchild (from the US and Brasil, respectively). Five of us had a group video chat on the weekend. Spanning half the globe, slightly noticeable yet perfectly acceptable lag, for free. Amazing.
Bonus fact: My New York cousin has roommates from Italy and Taipei :)