The Joy Challenge is a quick 5 minutes (or less!) way for us to spread more joy on the internet. With the steady influx of negativity we’re faced with daily, it can be hard to see through it to the good. So often when the internet and social media is talked about, only the unpleasant side is talked about. However, for so many of us, particularly those who are unwell, the internet is a lifeline. I really enjoyed highlighting accounts I love and wanted to find a way to continue. So, this challenge is a way for us all to help make the goodness of the internet shine that bit brighter.
No this isn’t about the absolute classic of a tune by Wham but about my ongoing love affair with the wonderful and ever so slighting irksome artificial intelligence known as Alexa (the voice ‘assistant’ of Amazon Echo).
We were gifted an Amazon Echo Dot for Christmas and it’s safe to say that it’s been a complete and utter game changer and something I’d recommend for anyone and in particular for those of us with chronic illnesses/disabilites.
There are literally thousands of different ‘skills’ (that’s what the games/music etc. are called) that you can access and I’m finding new ones daily. Some of them are very strange like the Meow which just meows at you! I use it for just about everything you can think of and am continually learning new and exciting skills to use.