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Austrialian video postage stamp

Hilander

Free Spirit
Staff member
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Australia’s mail service has injected technology into the simple postage stamp — creating a “video stamp” to deliver a personal message that recipients can view on their mobile phone.

Innovative Austrialian video postage stamp delivers personal message recipients can view on their mobile phone | The Raw Story
This sounds really neat and just in time for Christmas. If you can't be with them you can send a video along with your present. If there was someone I couldn't be with on Christmas I would definitely do this. The message will only be stored for 90 days so I wouldn't wait too long to view it.

What do you think about this? Would you use it?
 
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dDave

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Why does it only store for 90 days? I'm the kind of person that likes to hold on to things for an eternity, knowing it had a 90 day expiration date would sort of bother me. Maybe 90 days is the longest time it's capable of storing the video.

Regardless, it's a cool idea and I wonder if it will pick up popularity.
 

Crouton

Ninja
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The technology is still new, maybe in future versions they will be able to make ones that last longer.
 

Taliesin

Registered Member
I think it's pretty cool. If I had a smartphone then I'd use it.

I wonder how they came up with this idea in the first place?
 

idisrsly

I'm serious
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I think it's a great idea and people will use it. I would use it, if I had a use for it. Problem though, with having smartphones, we can just make our own well-wishes videos on the phone and send it via text, whatsapp, e-mail, Facebook. Why exactly would I pay for the novelty of sending a message that will only last 90 days when I can do one for free and much less effort on my smartphone anyway?
 

Taliesin

Registered Member
I think it's a great idea and people will use it. I would use it, if I had a use for it. Problem though, with having smartphones, we can just make our own well-wishes videos on the phone and send it via text, whatsapp, e-mail, Facebook. Why exactly would I pay for the novelty of sending a message that will only last 90 days when I can do one for free and much less effort on my smartphone anyway?
Oh yeah... you're absolutely right! Don't I feel like a total dork for not thinking of that obvious drawback! Hm, I think I'd just stick to my smartphone then.
 
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