Advantages a great idea and a lot of fun
Today I´d like to introduce my favourite website to you....it´s www.postcrossing.com. A website that went online in July 2005 and gives the users the chance to send and receive postcards...not e-cards, but snailmail cards. And the most exciting fact is: you send the cards to random users and get cards by other random users. So you never know where you will send something and when and from where something is coming to you...Sounds crazy? Yes, it is! And its a lot of fun!1. How I found it and how it works...
It was the beginning of August when I looked at www.bookcrossing.com through the forums and found a link to www.postcrossing.com. As I love snailmail a lot and love to get postcards too and even collect them already for many years, that postcrossing immediatly drawed my attention.
And after a short look on the website I decided to join. That was in the beginning of August.
After registering you can send 5 cards. You have to get the adresses by clicking on the "send a card" button. Then the system chooses a random postcrosser who will geht your card. on a map of the world you can see the cards destination. A few seconds later you´ll find an email in your mailbox- with the adress and the postcrossing-ID.
Postcrossing-ID? Yes, thats a very important number. It consists of two letters (they are for your country, my cards all have IDs with a DE for Germany, cards from Great Britain have always a "GB") and als some numbers. These numbers count from the beginning of postcrossing, so the numbers are getting higher and higher in every country :)
Thats it, its a simple idea, but its so much fun and it made me and many of my friends already addicted. Its so exciting to wait for new postcards or to see where the own cards traveled to. Last weekend I sent a card to New Zealand, I can´t wait until its arrived, as it will be a nice long line on my world map...2. Features of the site
The webmaster keeps the site quite simple.
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