Yesterday morning I found in my e-mail this wonderful news: Postcrossing, the postcards exchange project that I’m part of, turned ten!
A lot of things changed from when Paulo, the founder, opened the project’s site and started to wait for the first participants: today Postcrossing reached 560.380 members, toouching 215 countries in the world, with about 972 postcards sent per hour.
The functioning is easy (I explained it in a previous article here): you register to the site and ask for the code to send a postcard; the system gives you it together with the address of another community member. Once you send your postcard you enter the list of those who will receive one too. Now you just only have to keep an eye on your mailbox and wait: who knows from where our next postcard will arrive? 🙂
To celebrate the birthday, on the site was launched a social initiative: it’s the Postcrossing Birthday Map, on which every user can leave a picture, a video, an image of his celebration for the ten years and collect votes from the rest of the community; the best entries will receive beautiful prizes, all postcrossing themed, of course: postcard special sets, scratch maps and MOO postcards.
Also, after some months I wasn’t accessing my profile (to be continously traveling isn’t helping me receiving mail in a physical place), I noticed that now you can connect your Twitter and Facebook profiles to make your postcrossing experience more social.
You would like to receive postcards but your friends are not sending them anymore? Join Postcrossing Project and you will be able to taste again the joy of finding a surprise in your mailbox!