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A Different Sort of Social – Postcrossing (via clusterflock)

There are blogs that are a addictive must-read – clusterflock is one of those for me. This just came across my reader – and I think it’s an different social take. And an unexpected smile.

Postcrossing‘s idea is simple – send a postcard, get a postcard from someone picked at random around the world. It’s kind of link getting a bunch of surprises by mail (remember – actual mail? In your mailbox? That’s not a bill or junk?).

How does it work? (from the website)

  • request an address from the website
  • mail the postcard to the address
  • wait to receive a postcard
  • register the received postcard in the system

Go to the website to read more on the specifics.

This reminds me of messages in bottle and having pen-pals in grammer school – nostalgia and poloroids.

Plurk – A New Microblogging Service

With all of the up and down (time) of Twitter, many people are looking at alternatives for their microblogging platform of choice. Tonight I noticed (ironically through Twitter) a number of my friends trying out Plurk.