Kidpost means there’s no escape from baby pictures (Wired UK)


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Kidpost is a service that
automatically scans your social media feeds for your kid-related
images and then shares them via a daily email with your
technophobic loved ones.

For many social media users, it’s a challenge avoiding pictures
of other people’s kids — hence why browser extensions like
Unbabyme have launched to replace the little darlings with pictures
of cats or bacon
. However, there are many doting grandparents,
technophobes and social media conscientious objectors that might
like to see certain baby photos, but don’t have a Facebook or
Instagram account. For those people, Kidpost can help.

Anyone can set up a Kidpost account and then add the hashtag
#kidpost to any content on the social media services (currently
just Facebook and Instagram) that you connect to it. Then once a
day, Kidpost will scan your social media accounts and then send out
an email with those pictures to your chosen list of recipients. The
recipients will, of course, have to confirm that they want to
receive the Kidpost emails.

Of course, true technophobes might not even have an email
account. In which case, one might expect that Kidpost would be able
to actually, er, send the photos in the snail mail. But that’s not
a service the company provides.

At the moment Kidpost is free, but the plan is to charge a
“small fee” in the future. 


Which type of kid do you prefer?

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Anyone who doesn’t have any children can presumably use the
hashtag to send pictures of baby goats. 

9 June 2014 | 3:09 pm – Source: wired.co.uk
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