Web Wednesday: Tripletz
It's hard to believe that it is already February, and even harder to believe that Valentine's Day is coming in two weeks. That being said, I happened across a recent article in Mashable about some great geeky gift ideas this V-day. While some of them were cute, one really stood out to me: Tripletz.
Basically, this is how it works: You pick a set of three cards that spells out a message (something simple like "I love you" or "You're super cool") and one card gets delivered at a time to the recipient. You can pick the approximate date when the last card goes out, and the last card lets you put a short message - about 150 characters. If you feel like flexing your creative muscle, joining Tripletz also lets you upload a "set" of cards with your design and messages. If you're just a shopper, you can see the created sets or mix and match. Many of the sets are also categorized by occasion or purpose, like birthdays, zingers, etc. I absolutely love unique and interesting cards, as well as giving and receiving snail mail. The added bonus of being online, cheap, and provides user-generated content is just an absolute win for me. So, if you're anything like me, I definitely recommend using this site to send some thoughtful greetings. I think of it as a version of Threadless in postcard form. The only complaint I have is that it felt a little buggy when I was trying to send my friend a set of "You really smell" cards (I know, we're really sweet to each other like that). Also, there isn't a way to choose individual words to make your own set. Hopefully, in the future, when they have more content you can REALLY customize your sets and choose your words.
What do you guys think? Is this something you'll be using to send out your Valentine Day greetings?
The Internet is a big place. There are so many sites to read, widgets to play with, and viral videos to watch. In the midst of all the trending topics and links being sent around, sometimes there are those little tidbits on the Internet that go unnoticed. Have something to share? Drop me a line at Shay@cutegeek.com!