Tweeting via Fax Machine
Dorothy Miller has hopped on the Twitter bandwagon, but the 80-year-old grandmother doesn’t use a computer or mobile device to update her status. Nope, Dorothy tweets away with the help of a fax machine and a New York-based service called Celery.
Celery allows users, many of them computer-phobic senior citizens, to submit tweets, blog entries, Facebook updates or emails via fax machine and then posts the content online for more tech-savvy friends and family to see.
Dorothy loves the service, commenting to a local news station: “I don’t usually write to my daughter that much because she talks too much. And that takes up too much of my time, but she can read my twitterings here and she can see what her mother’s doing and know that her mother’s okay.”