Reconciling new-age social media with old-school tradition, a new service turns Tweets into snail mail for American Military service members around the world.
Since smartphones are now our primary form of communication, one tech start up called Bond has built a robot that will do all of the work for you. Send a tweet or update your Facebook status, tag it with the hashtag #thankskindly, and that robot will automatically choose from one of a thousand handwriting styles to translate your Twitter and Facebook messages into old-fashioned ink on paper notes.
Bond teamed up with snack-maker Kind for the campaign, which runs through the end of May, Military Appreciation Month. The campaign will also donate a dollar for every #thankskindly tagged post to Cellphones for Soldiers, a charity supplying service members with phones or phone cards to stay in touch with the folks at home. The campaign has a goal of raising $10,000 by May 31.
Check out the video below to see how the robot works.
(READ more at Mashable)