One day, I woke up and realised I was a little fed up of facebook. I was annoyed at the fact what I was receiving on my wall was not particularly fulfilling, and the posts on my wall and the electronic gifts I was receving, just left me a bit cold.
Then I realised that I was lacking something really vital. Since the start of mass electronic communication, electronic posting has become impersonal and disposable in a way that written media and personal contact never was. I miss tearing open letters, removing the contents smelling the paper, checking for money, keeping the stamp (yes I do) and just reading the contents. I will read letters over and over again and memorise them because I’m kinaesthetic. I like to touch things and smell things. Letters just make sense to me.
So I decided to close my facebook account and keep in contact with people on here instead. Instead of receiving posts on an electronic wall, I now encourage you to send me a REAL post in the mail. When I receive your post I will stick it on my REAL wall and take a picture of it and post it here for the world to see.
Initially, as this is in beta, only my facebook friends have my address, but if you want to send me stuff, just mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you my address or meet you in REAL life!