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"Slowpost: Welcome to the Slow Feed Movement.

Sometimes it's nice for information to travel slower than the speed of light.

Instead of endless feeds of updates, Slowpost sends you one postcard per month from people you care about.

Who's it for?

Friends and family who want to stay in touch, artists who want to share sketches, musicians who want to send photos from the road to their fans, amateur and professional photographers, and anyone else who's interested in sending physical updates at a considered pace."

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slow  slowfeed  slowinternet  postcards  via:maxfenton 
december 2014 by robertogreco
Postcards from Portfoliopolis: Observatory: Design Observer
"I've begun to collect the postcards from Portfoliopolis that pile up in designworld, winning contests and filling exhibitions and blogs — and of course portfolios — with their seductive visions. Judging by the proliferation of the evidence, it’s a place that grows faster than any 21st Century mega-city — but always “smart”-ly, neatly anticipating environmental catastrophe and never beset by the ad-hoc peripheral slums so familiar to us here on Earth.

The road to Portfolioplis, I imagine (and obviously I can only imagine) is paved with the creative solutions. It is designworld’s El Dorado, constructed, or perhaps I should say fabricated, from the best of intentions. It often draws its power from the clean grid of potential career advancement, the ultimate renewable resource…

Portfoliopolis seems so promising, but of course it’s nothing of the kind. Postcards from Portfoliopolis never promise: Instead they suggest, they inspire, they beguile, and they distract…"
highline  postcards  italocalvino  invisiblecities  architecture  design  urban  urbanism  utopia  2011  renderghosts  portfoliopolis  robwalker  postfordopolis 
september 2012 by robertogreco
Twitter by Post - The Morning News
"…if you get the chance to look at some old letters—properly old, from the first half of the 20th century, or older—you’ll see that they weren’t always long screeds. In fact they were often kept short and to the point.

A bit like social media updates, actually.

A letter back then might simply ask one question. The reply would answer it. Just that. A letter might describe a single event, or pass on a single piece of news. I’m pregnant. Your father is dying. I was sent on patrol last night, and I survived. I love you. I still love you. I no longer love you.

Simple, short messages. That’s what the post was for. That’s why postal services were so frequent, and why there were so many deliveries.

The post mattered. People love updates."
communication  gilesturnbull  2011  shortform  mail  letters  updates  socialmedia  postcards  usps  twitter 
december 2011 by robertogreco
The Snailr Project
"One journey of almost 7000 miles, six new cities, eight trains, fifteen days, and every vignette, observation and fractured bitty-bit of the travelogue broken up and sent as status messages the old way. By postcard. To a bunch of random people who asked for one. Because travelling slowly is nice. And so is leaving a trail to see where we have been."
papernet  travel  snailr  slow  slowtravel  postcards  glvo  amtrak  trains  us  sanfrancisco  losangeles  seattle  memphis  neworleans  chicago  portland  nola 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Anonymous Postcard
"Changing the world with a roll of stamps and whatever we find in the neighbor's recycling bin
tuckernichols  design  diy  postcards  complaints  anonymous  humor  communication  community  activism  snark  mail  illustration  art  glvo 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Postcrossing - Postcards Traveling The World
"It's a project that allows anyone to exchange postcards (paper ones, not electronic) from random places in the world."
via:russelldavies  classideas  geography  letters  mail  postcards  fun  postcrossing  socialnetworking  exchange 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Postcards in peril: Camera phones, Internet replacing souvenir mail
"slow demise of postcard can be traced in evolving name of trade association: In 1970s it was founded as Post Card Distributors Association of North America....By 2003 had become the Post Card & Souvenir Distributors Association."
postcards  travel  mail  communication  trends 
february 2008 by robertogreco

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