Online buzzer

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Online buzzers are websites which offer lockout functionality online. Their use became very popular during the COVID-19 pandemic as one of the technological improvements spurred by frequent online tournaments.

The use of online buzzers superseded the practice of buzzing directly into the chat of whatever video software the tournament was being run on (Skype, Discord, or Zoom).

Main article: is an online buzzer site. The site gained popularity with the rise of online quizbowl as the first replacement for a physical buzzer system.


Main article: Buzzman