I want to answer a few questions about what goes on with a Twitgram message.
The attached picture gives some details and here is a brief rundown:
At the top of the compose screen, Twitgram gives you a space to add Twitter names to address your message. You can send a Twitgram to ANYONE ON TWITTER.
Only you and those recipients can view and reply to the conversation you start on Twitgram.
Everything you write in the "compose" section will be private and saved only on Twitgram.
You can upload files, but that is a premium, paid feature.
If you select "deliver" you will send a tweet as an @message. The purpose of the tweet is simply to notify your conversation partners and give them a link to the message on Twitgram.
A few notes about the tweet:
The tweet is public. It is a "form tweet" just to indicate that a message is waiting on Twitgram for your recipient.
As an @message, the notification tweet will show up in your timeline and your recipient's timeline, but not in the timelines of other people who don't follow your recipient and you. So, it doesn't clutter up twitter streams of all your followers.
As an @message, your notification shows up in the special @Connect section of Twitter for your recipients, only. So, they won't miss your message.
You can edit the tweet in any way you like. You probably don't want to delete [NAME] because it tells our system to add the @names of your recipients so that they will get notified. You probably want to leave [URL], too, because it tells our system to add the unique link to take your recipients to the message on Twitgram.
Let me know if you have any other questions!
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This week we made a lot of changes to the Umagram platform and I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce them here on our blog (hosted on Scrippo - a new product we're building on top of Umagram.)
Our tool for private messaging over Twitter, originally called Umagram, is now called Twitgram and it has some really great new features - most of which were responses to requests from our 1,500 or so beta users. Thanks!
Meanwhile, with Umagram, we realized we had created a very flexible platform. The beauty of a flexible platform is that it can enable many different uses. The difficulty is that it becomes hard to describe it as just one product. So, instead of being just one product, Umagram is now a platform upon which we (and soon, maybe other developers) can build awesome products.
The first is Twitgram.com, but you can get a glimpse of some more of our early work here: http://umagram.com/about.
John may give some updates about what technology decisions were behind this move or he may chime in and express his disapproval that I didn't use the proper markdown syntax to include the Umagram link, above. Either way, I look forward to it because multi-person and team blogs and debates look really cool on Scrippo.