Time to chill: 'the quiet place' project
You know that phrase, you never know what you’re looking for until you find it? Last week, I stumbled upon (stumbleupon.com) a hidden piece of -calm- on the internet. A place where there are “no caps” and no distractions, just soft, word-less music. When’s the last time you went online and weren’t bombarded with spam, advertisements, and sites that are just grabbing your attention left, right, down, diagonal? Okay, point made.
Introducing…’the quiet place project’, a simple website designed to help us take a break from social media. The site was created by 28 year old Amitay Tweeto (Amitay Tweeto), an interface architect who realized there was a need for people online to worry less about their Facebook notifications, and focus more on life that happens offline. This ‘internet escape’, as Forbes called it in an interview with Tweeto (Forbes Article), started off as a personal project for friends. Today, thousands of visitors continue to visit the site to connect with themselves in a “Personal Networking system” as Twetto calls it. There’s even ‘the thoughts room’ (the thoughts room) where you can type out everything racing through your brain and watch as those things just melt off the page.