'The Silver Post' helps children and grandchildren to share their Facebook and Instagram photos with their grandparents, though not in the way that one might imagine. Rather than sharing digital images, The Silver Post puts together physical photo collages that get sent through the mail as postcards.
Fewer and fewer people are bothering to turn their digital photographs into hard copies, simply because social media sites are designed to store these images in the same way that a photo album would in the past. However, not everyone is so deeply embedded in the social media environment — many elderly people are either light Facebook users or not on the platform at all.
The Silver Post helps users to keep their grandparents in the loop. Every month, it sends users a text asking if they have any photos they'd like to send to their grandparents or other loved ones. The user replies with the images, and The Silver Post then packages these into a postcard and mails it to the recipient.
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