Even Grandma is Twittering now... using a pen and paper
There are a dizzying array of options to stay connected: email, Facebook, and Twitter just to name a few. All this communication still often leaves out one very important person... your not so tech-savvy mother. But, no longer, using pen, paper and fax machine, Celery allows anyone to both send and receive email, receive Facebook updates and in June 2009, Twitter.
Troy, NY (PRNEWSWIRE) May 5, 2009 -- Carol is a 70 year old grandmother with family living all over the world. Time differences make it difficult for Carol and her family to speak over the phone, but Celery allows her to stay connected. Her daughter sends her recipes via email from Italy and Carol writes back, reviewing each one. Her son is stationed in Iraq and emails weekly to update her of his adventures and, most importantly, his safety. Carol does this without the hassle of a computer or Internet connection.
Carol looks forward to receiving her grandchildren's Twitter updates. And, if she cares to, she can set up her own Twitter feed too. Celery makes it possible for Carol to be included in her family's computer-savvy lives.
"I never nag my kids to 'call your mother' anymore, because I hear from them all the time," Carol says.
Celery acts as a go-between for tech-savvy users and the pen-and-paper generation. Celery collects email, Facebook updates, Tweets, and other feeds and faxes them to the Celery client. The client replies by handwriting out a message and including an email address, or now a Twitter post, at the top of the page. They then fax the message to their dedicated Celery number. Celery converts the faxed page into an email or Tweet and sends it on.
"Our mission is to bridge the technology gap and allow every age group to communicate on any electronic platform using a method they are comfortable with even if they prefer using a pen-and-paper," said Neil Grabowsky, Founder and CEO of Celery, LLC. "We have been tracking the growth of Twitter, and believe our customers would benefit from being able to use Twitter in addition to email."
Since 2006, Celery, LLC's mission has been to foster community by allowing the pen and paper generation to connect to their friends and family via the latest electronic forms of communication. Celery currently serves customers in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Service plans start at $8.98 per month. To learn more, visit www.mycelery.com.
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Neil Grabowsky, CEO