A service called Celery allows your Grandma to use twitter without the need of logging on to a PC. The Celery service aims to bridge the gap between the older and younger generations by acting as a go-between service bringing the pen and paper generation along side the tech-savvy sort.
Celery collects emails, facebook updates, tweets and other feeds and sends them to a Celery client. This client then connects to your fax machine and prints out the updates of those you wish to get messages from. When your grandma replies she then faxes updates back to Celery who convert it and tweet the message on to your account.
“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.”
The Fax to Twitter service will be made available in June 2009 although it can already be used for Facebook and email applications.