If you’ve been having a bad morning, fret not my friend. Your complaints of not enough sleep and too many tasks have been heard, and the gods of the internet have provided a solution: zen mood music fueled by Wikipedia contributors in an amazing live graphic that reminds us that we are all connected (by the internet).
"Listen to the sound of Wikipedia's recent changes feed. Bells indicate additions and string plucks indicate subtractions. Pitch changes according to the size of the edit; the larger the edit, the deeper the note. Green circles show edits from unregistered contributors, and purple circles mark edits performed by automated bots. You may see announcements for new users as they join the site, punctuated by a string swell. You can welcome him or her by clicking the blue banner and adding a note on their talk page."
The effect is really quite peaceful, and you can add to the multitude of sounds you hear by checking off boxes that register sounds from Wikis 'round the world, rather than ones only from the country you’re currently in. Use it as a soundtrack for our Zen Cats post, or a Google image search of yoga animals.
So go ahead, sit back, light some incense (maybe not in your office?) and let your frazzled nerves be soothed by the sounds of know-it-alls round the globe frantically correcting every hilariously inaccurate fact hidden in between sentences by trolling, high-school-aged youths everywhere.
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