Empty Day is a day of social media silence taking place on October 12, 2019.
It’s a day we all agree to leave social media alone. Instead we agree to connect, reconnect, and maybe even go outside ... we “go quietly” for a day. There are 65 days until Empty Day.
But Empty Day doesn’t disregard social media altogether. Empty Day is also a website, www.emptyday.todaythis website, where you’ll also find tools, assignments, and readings for how to use these social networks in more relaxing and imaginative ways. We aim to focus attention on how and when we post in order to promote better well-being and mental health for all.
To get involved:
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For more information... www.emptyday.today.
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Since Empty Day is not only a day of social media silence but also an effort to use social media in more imaginative and relaxing ways, the below assignments hope to lead you to a more playful, curious relationship with social media.
Empty Day is not a company, charity, or any other organization. It isn’t owned by anybody or anything. We hope it is peaceful, genuine, and full of knowledge. If you want to contact us, write: firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Empty Day" is our name for this a day of social media silence on October 12, 2019.
Here's a little backstory: When we first imagined this day, we recalled this special feeling during certain holidays when the streets outside are empty and calm. Not because there’s an apocalypse (fortunately), but because people are together, immersed in gathering and celebrating. So we propose… What if the streets of social media were completely quiet and empty for just one day? Sometimes emptiness allows for something new to begin.
October is world mental health month. 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 and it felt apt that during a month when we stop to consider our mental health we take a pause, just for one day.
P.S. Feel free to make the 13th October an additional empty day.
In the build up to Empty Day tell your friends, tweet, post and let people know you've committed. Then organise a gathering, lunch, cinema visit, football match, walk along the towpath IRL. Get people together and connect. On the day itself - leave social media alone. Leave your phone alone. Disconnect wifi and data.