Social Media Has Killed the Postcard…how we now communicate while abroad has an article today on how travelers communicate with friends and family while traveling. Not surprisingly, the postcard is dying a slow death. I still pick one up as a souvenir in every location I visit, yet I’ve never actually mailed one.

See the full article and survey details here, including the most common ways we now find travel inspiration.

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  1. It seems strange to meet that communicating with others during vacation trips doesn’t include the option ‘by email’?

  2. Wow, I always send a few dozen postcards on each trip (usually a two-week trip to the US). I only send a few e-mails and text messages, don’t use facebook and rarely twitter.
    Does this make me a dinosaur?

  3. I create a postcard via my phone and they are actually mailed out hardcopy’s Using pictures I took. older people love receiving them.

  4. My 7-year old grandson doesn’t use Facebook, so I send him postcards. But I never buy them at our destination. I use Simply Postcards, an iPad app that lets me send postcards with photos of us on our travels. It’s actually cheaper to use than buying a postcard and mailing it from a foreign country, and I can personalize it.

    • @Alexis – Great idea, I actually reader Smarter Traveler’s post on Simply Postcards but haven’t tried it out yet!

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