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Find Secret Public-Sleeping Dens With Google Naps, by John Metcalfe, Atlantic Cities


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"Naps" is one of the few crowdsourcing projects out there geared toward lowering productivity. Simply allow it to sense your location, and it spits out a Google Maps-powered guide to where to find the nearest snoozing spot. Options range from public benches to lounges in businesses to libraries to a surprisingly number of grassy fields. (Super-somnolent Naps users have zero fear of ticks and dog pee.)

The project is a tongue-in-cheek work by marketers/pranksters Venour and Kakhiel in the Netherlands. They seem acutely aware of the interest Google's legal team might take in their effort, writing:

Dear Sergey & Larry (and other Googlers) Hello, please don't be mad this is just a joke, a parody. We don't mean to damage your brand or anything, we just want to bring a smile on the faces of Google fans. So please don't take this to court, we only have a few hundred Euros in the bank.

Not sure if April Fools joke or real. Seems pretty cool, actually.

Srsly.  I can sleep anywhere.

Well then you don't need a map for naps because you can sleep anywhere. 

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