Zylfg Gdvvgilkb (About Tweetropy)

Tweetropy is a simple and fun way to share a secret. With so much of the modern web being about what you broadcast to the world, it's a way to be more selective about who can read what you send. Sure, you could always just send a message to someone directly (or hell, just call them), but this is an easy way to use existing channels like Twitter or Facebook to relay information to only a subset of your audience.

Tweetropy works by converting whatever text you want, tweets or otherwise, into a string of random characters using a secret key that you provide. This output has the same length and punctuation as your original text, but it is not readable by someone else unless they know the key. For example you could broadcast the message "Gvh'i wvvh kh Putz'i kfhvr mura" which when decoded is "Let's meet at John's after work" for the people that know the secret key is "pizza". Pretty cool, right?

Tweetropy was created with Twitter in mind, but it has other applications as well.

If you want to learn more about Tweetropy, check out the FAQ.

Zylfg Kzfo (About Paul)

Hello there. I'm Paul Grzymkowski.

I'm a guy with a ton of ideas but too little time. When I'm not inventing new ways to confound your friends, I like watching weird movies, listening to live music, eating grilled cheese sandwiches, and thinking about how to make the world better.

I have a website, a blog, and various other social networking profiles, but I don't spend nearly enough time on them. You can find out more about me here.

Tweetropy is the latest project among many I have "in progress" at the moment. If you'd like to be kept in the loop about site updates, or any of my other endeavors, you can follow me on Twitter. If you like Tweetropy and want to support it, or future projects like it, feel free to tip me.

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P.S. And yes, that's my real name, not something I scrambled with Tweetropy :-)
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