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May 24, 2010

Send your Facebook Updates to Grandma via Post

Imagine this. Your parents, your cousins and everyone else in the family is active on Facebook but for your grandparents who either don’t use a computer yet or find Facebook too confusing and therefore stay away from it.

facebook as printed newspaper

Reading Facebook Newsletter

You don’t want your sweet grandma to miss all the family updates because she is not on Facebook but how to keep her in the loop without the computer? Well, the good old way – print your status updates and any photos that you may have recently uploaded to Facebook on paper and send them to her via snail mail just like a newspaper.

Don’t worry – you don’t have to do anything manually.

There’s an interesting Facebook service called PostEgram that will automatically create full-colored printed newsletters of your status updates and your Facebook photos and it will send them to your loved ones via post.

It works something like this. You authorize the app with Facebook Connect so that it can access your pictures and status updates. Then select profiles of your Facebook contacts who you want to include in the newsletter. Finally, pay via PayPal and you are done.

MakeFacebook Newsletter

The service starts at $5 per month but you can use the coupon code “BLISS” and they’ll deliver the first issue of your “Facebook Newsletter” for free but only to addresses in US and Canada.

Not just grannies, you may also use this service to share your Facebook status and photos with family members and friends who are on Facebook but are currently in locations where don’t have Internet access. Thanks @nttd.

Related: Twitter and Facebook for the Computer Shy

Send your Facebook Updates to Grandma via Post

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Originally published at Digital Inspiration by Amit Agarwal.

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