One afternoon, Economics student Dhru was sitting with his friend in a London tea shop, feeling down over a recent heartbreak and a failed startup.
To get his mind off things, he got out his notebook and wrote a line about the first thing that came to his mind. He passed it on to his friend, who wrote the next line.
They did this for hours and hours. It was fun and surprisingly therapeutic.
Dhru thought it would be amazing if people around the world could write like this and feel better as a result.
So he called on his classmates Andy and Neer to make an app!
They started in the UK, got lost in San Francisco, and ended up in Mumbai in 2017.
Write a line and pass it on. Other people will write with you (we call it 'jamming)', adding a line each to make a 3-line poem or quote.
There's power in saying a lot with little.
HaikuJAM is inspired by the Japanese poetic form called 'haiku', which captures the essence of a moment in just 3 lines!
Traditionally, haiku follows a syllable restriction, but we keep it chill with a 17-word limit. Follow it to take your creative writing to the next level.
To feel better and have fun :)
Research shows that even a little bit of creativity each day can boost well-being, as creative acts help us to feel less stressed, think clearly and grow as people
HaikuJAM is here to help you make creative writing a part of your daily life, plus you'll learn to understand your thought patterns and emotions using our fun personal insights!
Social scientists at Örebro University in Sweden have been researching the impact of HaikuJAM app on the well-being of its users, and the first results are in!
HaikuJAM users believe that their time in the app is time well-spent compared to other social media platforms, like Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp, and that HaikuJAM is very important for their personal development and sense of overall well-being.
Want to read more? Check the first part of the study here
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