The first postcard site called The Electric Postcard was created in 1994 by Judith Donath at the MIT Media Lab. according to Wired, April 1995 [2]

In the late 90s, Blue Mountain was purchased by a company which than when into bankruptcy by 2001. Now there are non-profit organisations that provide a free service for e-cards. [1]

Sometimes ecards have been used for malicious intent. There was a spate of such cards in 2007.They contained links to malicious web sites which involved third party getting information and sending malware files.[3]


[1]Online website, http://www.bluemountain.com/index.pd, London South Bank University, (accessed Monday 1 March, 2010.

[2]Burkow, T. (1995). "Net Surf”, [online] in Wired, http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/3.04/net_surf.html, London South Bank University, (accessed Thurs, 4 March, 2010).

[3]Hallmark’s website, http://hallmark.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/172, London South Bank University, (accessed Thurs, 4 March, 2010).

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