Norwegian Island Wishes to Eradicate Time

On the island of Sommaroey, which doesn’t see a sunset for 69 straight days each year, residents are lobbying for a “time-free” period in which no one abides by the ticking of the clock. Traditional business hours would be pushed aside and bedtimes would occur naturally in an effort to allow citizens to enjoy the sunny months—as their situation is inverted from November to January …

A Small Spanish Town that Relies on Twitter

In the small Spanish town of Jun, located just outside of Granada, Twitter reigns supreme as the preferred form of communication. Even the town’s Twitter handle, @AyuntamientoJUN, is prominently plastered onto the front of town hall. Mayor Rodríguez Salas implemented the social network into everything from public maintenance requests to school lunch menu announcements, allowing for swift communication between the government and Jun’s 3,500 citizens. …