Doomscrolling is a new term that describes the act of consuming a large quantity of negative online news at once and it can be harmful to mental health. During a time of uncertainty, loneliness and travel restrictions, Inspired by Iceland hopes to inspire the opposite with a new interactive site for "Joyscrolling."
The Icelandic tourism site Inspired by Iceland created the Joyscroll site to offer over 75 feet of joyful content that can be scrolled through to elicit positive feelings. As they scroll, users will encounter the sights and sounds of soothing streams and peaceful landscapes.
Although people are avoiding traveling for pleasure at this time, the site calculates a user's scrolling distance and helps them become more familiar with the beauty of Iceland in a calm, uplifting setting.
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