If your Grandma can narrowly avoid getting run over by reindeer this holiday season, she might just take to pen and paper in order to Twitter about it.
Believe it or not, at least one Granny out there is using a fax machine and a service called Celery to Twitter her thoughts. 80-year-old Dorothy Miller of Troy, New York was the subject of a recent light-hearted WTEN News report that’s racking up views on YouTube for the bizarre method that she uses to communicate with her grandchildren across the country.
Instead of typing on the computer or mobile phone, Granny Miller writes out her messages with pen & paper and then faxes them to the Celery service, who electronically posts them to her Twitter page. Granny can also send e-mails the same way, and Celery will fax her back a printed list of her Twitter followers so she can keep up with them as well.
Talk about doing things the hard way! But Granny Miller seems to have found the perfect cure for family dysfunction, especially during this topsy-turvy holiday season.
“I don’t usually write to my daughter that much, because she talks too much, and then it takes up too much of my time,” Grandma Miller told WTEN News with a straight face. “But she can read my Twittering here, and she can see what her mother is doing, and know that her mother is okay.”
“I really enjoy this,” Granny Miller concludes. “It’s given me communication with my family, which I really didn’t have before.”
For more on Celery, the 2-way, computerless e-mail system, check out their website.