- Take a little vacation from social media. Social media can feel like work, and in many ways truly is work. Think of Empty Day as an excuse to take a brief vacation from the daily grind of social media.
- It's good for your mental health. October is world mental health month, and October 10th is world mental health day. There are clear signs that poor mental health is strongly related to high mobile usage or frequency of social media usage. It felt apt that during a month when we stop to consider our mental health we take a pause on social media as well, just for one day.
- Imagine new possibilities. Sometimes emptiness allows for something new to begin. What if the streets of social media were completely quiet and empty for just one day? Just imagine if we could get everyone off social media for a day ... what could we do next? What is something better can we imagine in its place?
- Tell your followers you are taking a mini break from social media on October 12th. Ask them to do the same.
- Use this simple tool to change your Twitter avatar into a leaf to show your solidarity with Empty Day. You can also download our free leaf app. Take a picture through a leaf and post it to social media to show your solidarity. (Empty Day is a day of no social media. But in order to make this day actually happen, we need to get the word out on social media.)
- Don't use social media on October 12th! :)
Who is taking part?
Individuals have pledged that they will not use of post on social media on October 12th. See them all here.
Subscribe to our mailing list so we can remind you about Empty Day. We will send you an email on October 5th (one week before) and October 11th (the day before).
Who is behind this?
Empty Day is not a company, charity, or any organization. It isn't owned by anyone or anything.
Our team consists of Damian Bradfield, Laurel Schwulst, and Elliott Cost.
Want to get involved? Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.