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by Mike Masnick




Snail Mail The Way To Go Down Under... Or Is It?

from the who-needs-efficiency?!? dept

While the concept of "snail mail" seems so... last millennium to many people, down in Australia, they have no problem taking it slow. A new study has found that people in Australia prefer snail mail to email and SMS messages. Of course, you have to be a bit skeptical, because this study was sponsored by the Australian Post Office, who clearly has a reason to delude themselves. With such odd sounding results, it pays to look a little more closely at the details - and those say that the study focused on individuals' "media preferences for receiving different types of marketing and business communication." Suddenly, it makes a lot more sense: they asked people how they prefer to be spammed. On the whole, if you must be spammed, snail mail spam is much easier to deal with for most people. So, despite what the study tries to claim, this looks more like a case where people were saying the best way to minimize annoyances - not how they actually want to "receive communications."

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    tamara stevens, 22 Mar 2004 @ 6:53pm

    in search of what the REAL "you go Mail" means

    Come on STUFF My mail box with the REAL meaning of snail mail.I want the word to go out far and wide, i dont care if it comes in the form of email, snailmail, painting, crayons. poems etc
    i want to hear from all snailers from around the world.

    I have spent the weekend putting my book together, it is rather amazing to see from the emails to the actually letters what people think and feel about the lost art of letterwriting. but i want more imput. now i have been thinking on how i can get more people to share what does snail mail mean to them-

    what i am trying to do is compile what is letter writing and pen pals mean to people out there and frankly it cant be done with out all of your help, what better way to bring forth what letter writing means that those whom do it and experience it everyday. PLEASE think about it, spread the word, ask your grand parents, your mothers, anyone that you know that has some way been impacted by recieving letters. this book maybe my idea but you are all the ones that are creating it. COME ON GO ON Create... What does the snail mail, pen pals or lost art of letterwrting mean to you when you think about actual physical letters

    you can send the letters to
    tamaras_snails@lalw.org
    tamaras_snails@poboxed.com


    Tamara Stevens
    6 Commodore Ave
    sackville, NS B4E 3B2 Canada

    Tamaras_snails@lalw.org
    http://www.lalw.org

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    tamara stevens, 23 Mar 2004 @ 3:44pm

    what does snail mail "real" mean to people

    Come on STUFF My mail box with the REAL meaning of snail mail.I want
    the word to go out far and wide, i dont care if it comes in the form
    of email, snailmail, painting, crayons. poems etc
    i want to hear from all snailers from around the world.

    I have spent the weekend putting my book together, it is rather
    amazing to see from the emails to the actually letters what people
    think and feel about the lost art of letterwriting. but i want more
    imput. now i have been thinking on how i can get more people to
    share what does snail mail mean to them-

    what i am trying to do is compile what is letter writing and pen
    pals mean to people out there and frankly it cant be done with out
    all of your help, what better way to bring forth what letter
    writing means that those whom do it and experience it everyday.
    PLEASE think about it, spread the word, ask your grand parents, your
    mothers, anyone that you know that has some way been impacted by
    recieving letters. this book maybe my idea but you are all the ones
    that are creating it. COME ON GO ON Create... What does the snail
    mail, pen pals or lost art of letterwrting mean to you when you
    think about actual physical letters

    you can send the letters to
    tamaras_snails@lalw.org
    tamaras_snails@poboxed.com


    Tamara Stevens
    6 Commodore Ave
    sackville, NS B4E 3B2 Canada

    Tamaras_snails@lalw.org
    http://www.lalw.org

    reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]


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