Twitter and Facebook for the Computer Shy

Written by Amit Agarwal on Dec 18, 2009

twitter by faxHow do you use social networks like Twitter and Facebook if you are computer shy or don’t have access to the Internet?

Well, you can use a mobile phone to post updates without a computer but this woman is using something that most of us can’t even imagine — see uses a pen to write her tweets on a piece of paper and then send them to Twitter using a fax machine.

Hard to believe? Watch this news story:

The woman, whose Twitter handle is @dorothy_celery, uses a service from Celery that lets people send and receive email messages through a fax machine without requiring a computer or an Internet connection. Other than email, Celery now works with Twitter and Facebook as well.

The service costs about $8.98 a month and you can not only send tweets via fax but they’ll also fax you back any @replies to your Twitter account. Thanks @hc.


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