Sweden to End Twitter Experiment Letting Ordinary People Be Nation’s Voice

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Since 2011, control of the Twitter account @sweden has been handed to a different person each week, allowing the curators to tweet about almost anything they please. At the end of September, after 356 curators and more than 200,000 tweets, the experiment will end.

She said @sweden is being shut down because its creators wanted to broaden their scope. Most of the account’s followers come from Sweden, Britain and the United States.

“The geographical reach is too limited,” she said. “Now we want to find the new thing, that will reach more people.”

The virtual Swedish Design Museum opens today

opening of the virtual Swedish Design Museum, focusing on architecture, design and fashion

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Today, Sweden announced the opening of the virtual Swedish Design Museum. It focuses on architecture, design and fashion. The first exhibition, “Live from Sweden”, offers visitors a glimpse into the Swedish lifestyle and the design objects Swedes surround themselves with.

Online museum

The virtual Swedish Design Museum is not your typical museum – it has no physical collection. It is an online museum with the purpose of making Swedish design accessible and visible to people in all corners of the world.

In Cashless Sweden, Even God Now Takes Collection Via an App

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In the most cashless society on the planet, even God now accepts digital payments.

A growing number of Swedish parishes have started taking donations via mobile apps. Uppsala’s 13th-century cathedral also accepts credit cards.

The churches’ drive to keep up with the times is the latest sign of Sweden’s rapid shift to a world without notes and coins. Most of the country’s bank branches have stopped handling cash; some shops and museums now only accept plastic; and even Stockholm’s homeless have started accepting cards as payment for their magazine. Go to a flea market, and the seller is more likely to ask to be paid via Sweden’s popular Swish app than with cash.