College students registered Flatten.ca to help flatten the curve in Canada.
We’ve all heard of “flattening the curve” by now. Some Canadian college students have created a website to contribute to the effort, and they chose a great domain for it.
The students, who are home from college due to the COVID-19 crisis, hand-registered Flatten.ca on March 19. They’ve turned it into a site where people can self-report COVID-19 symptoms. The site turns this into a heat map of potential cases and hotspots, which augments official data on verified cases.
I like this story for a couple of reasons. First, it’s great that these college students have found something helpful to do while not at college. Second, I like how they chose this simple (and available) domain to launch their website. The domain name states the objective and is easy to remember.
(Thanks Bill Sweetman for bringing this to my attention.)