Friday, February 27, 2009

2 Million Postcards exchanged at Postcrossing

Below is a press release being distributed by postcrossing to media in different languages for its 2 million postcard exchanged milestone.


My stat shows:

(or Pete) is a member from Philippines Philippines. He has been a member for 3 months (95 days):
Postcards Sent: 10
Postcards Received: 10
Distance Sent: 102,838 Kms

Paulo Magalhães


Postcard exchange project has over 82 000 users from all over the world. Created in July 2005 by Paulo Magalhães, the Postcrossing project will soon reach 2 million postcards exchanged. That’s over 4000 postcards received each day, and about three every minute. The website, which encompasses both offline and online characteristics, has over 82 thousand users from 192 countries and keeps growing faster than ever before.

One of the great things about the project is that it is really simple to use, which also contributes to explain its success: one only has to send postcards to receive postcards back from random people somewhere in the world. When you register at the website, you provide your address to be able to receive postcards. Then you request an address to send a postcard to and that address comes with a code (postcard-ID) that uniquely identifies that postcard in the system. When the postcard arrives, the user will register it and the sender will be selected to receive a postcard. Postcards can even be scanned and shown in galleries, a feature introduced this year.

The best part of the whole process is probably what’s done “offline” - choosing the postcard and writing it up. And then, of course, there’s the thrill of getting a surprise in your mailbox, a postcard that was especially written for you, from anywhere in the world. The Postcrossing community has extended the “offline” side of the project, by creating meetups that take place in several different cities in theworld. There is even one happy story of a couple who met each other through Postcrossing and are now married and living together in Finland.

Two million postcards is a lot of postcards. We would like to invite you to celebrate this milestone with us and help us getting to the next million by spreading the word.

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