Earlier this week I heard about a new social network that really tickled me. Called Real, the physical network, this new social network can be found at www.welcometoreal.com.
So what makes it different from other social networks, you may be wondering. Well Real is a project sponsored by Royal Mail which gives a select few people some wall space in a premium location in London. All that the people have to do in return fill that space by sending in Real post.
It’s a real wall to be filled with real post. Sound familiar?
Anyway, i’m not bitter, even about the bit where they say they’re the first real social network as I applaud any effort to connect people, especially using post, and i’m throwing my full support behind the project.
I’ve been given a plot to fill, plot 45, and the lovely folk at Real have sent me a welcome pack, complete with lots of awesome pre-paid envelopes. I have some ideas and will probably ask for your help to fill my plot, so watch this space!
I’ll get started on my first pieces for the plot tonight. In the meantime, I decided to take all the post out into the real world, so here is the contents of my inbox on the tube between Hammersmith and Goldhawk Road. I think it all looks very happy there.
if you want to help new full my plot and show London what postal social networking is really all about, drop me a line!