The team is pleased to announce the release of GliphMe! GliphMe is a powerful little chat system that can replace email and SMS texting. It can save you time and be used to increase your privacy online.
GliphMe lets you create a web link that anyone can use to start chatting with you on your iPhone or Android. When someone clicks one of your links and sends you a message, you will be notified by the Gliph app. You can reply immediately wherever you are from your mobile device. Gliphme is useful in a variety of cases online, and you can learn more at GliphMe’s explanation page.
How GliphMe Works with Screenshots
Here’s how it works: You start by creating a new GliphMe link using the menu in the Gliph iPhone, Android or web app. GliphMe appears just below the Bitcoin option.
The first time you enter the GliphMe Management view, you will see you already have one link created automatically. This link is used for invitations you send from Gliph in the recently revised Connections View. You will also see that you have the option, Create new GliphMe link. Continue reading →
Previously, when you created a Craigslist post, their system would protect your email address in the listing itself. However, if you replied to someone who had emailed you about the old stereo you were selling, it would reveal your email address.
Gliph Cloaked Email solved this problem by protecting your email address across both ways of the exchange. It also allowed you to do it directly from your own personal inbox.
Beginning in November, we noticed Craigslist began testing an “anonymized relay” aka “email-relay” that offered similar functionality to Cloaked Email. After some testing, we were able to prove that their new service did not interfere with Cloaked Email.
However, at some point this spring, without notice, Craigslist began blocking email sent using Gliph Cloaked Email addresses as it passed back through their relay service. Then the system moved from optional to required for all ad listings where email addresses are automatically included. Continue reading →
Today, we’re turning some surprise Bitcoin functionality on for all Gliph iPhone users. The most recent version in the App Store, version 1.47 now allows you to send Bitcoin. This entry goes over how to use Bitcoin functionality in the app.
Bitcoin burning a hole in your e-wallet? With a growing number of craigslist sellers stating they’ll trade in Bitcoin, we thought we’d share a fun snapshot of what you can buy on craigslist with Bitcoin in Portland, on Monday, April 8th, 2013. Prices calculated at current $184 / 1 BTC.
Many cities on Craigslist have stuff for sale in exchange for Bitcoin. At the time of our snapshot it appeared Los Angeles has the largest number of different sellers. Austin is distinguished in that it is the only city selling not one, but two different types of fertilized chicken eggs available in exchange for Bitcoin:
Update: Hello Digg and other folks. Gliph is a technology startup based in Portland, Oregon. If this is your first time hearing about Gliph, welcome!
Gliph is a digital identity platform that lets you send secure messages and complete transactions with people. You can download our iPhone or Android app. We also have a great mobile web application. You can follow the company on twitter @gli_ph.
Something awesome you can do right now with Gliph is protect your email address from spammers and scammers using Cloaked Email. Try it out!
Update 1/15/15: We’ve decided to retire these plugins. See this post for more information.
Today we’re unveiling the first versions of Gliph plugins for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox web browsers.
These handy new extensions help you create and send new emails from your Cloaked Email addresses, and make adding privacy to Craigslist and other websites easy. If you aren’t familiar with Cloaked Email, take a moment to review this blog entry.
Gliph is a growing community of people. Knowing that real people are using Gliph every day is what makes the service more fun and valuable for everyone. To help keep a human face on our increasing population, we’ll occasionally be featuring a Gliph user with an interview in the company blog.
One of Gliph’s users, Kyle Gray, reached out to the Support Gliph a few weeks ago with a question and after a few conversations we decided to invite Kyle to take the first spot for the Gliph User Profile.
Gliph: How did you hear about Gliph? Kyle Gray: I read about Gliph from an online tech site, which told me about the new feature of cloaked email, which I found would be pretty useful!
G: What made you want to sign up? KG: I found out about the cloaked email, and I use a lot of online services, which gets me a lot of email. I thought using one of these emails would be a great idea for site such as Craigslist or even just normal sign up sites, like twitter or Facebook
G: Why did you choose the artifacts (symbols) that make up your gliph? KG: My Gliph is:
Here’s why: I love to write and read; I am a avid twitter user, I tweet a lot and this makes up my online presence and I like playing different games.
G: What are your favorite parts of Gliph? KG: I love the fact that I can just tweet my “Gliph” and then talk about different things anonymously with other users. Also, the cloaked email made the app for me. It is a really excellent and thoughtful way to utilize anonymity. Continue reading →
We’re excited to announce a new privacy tool we’ve built into Gliph called Cloaked Email. Cloaked Email lets you send and receive email using your normal inbox while keeping your real email address a secret.
Back in April we built and distributed a survey focused on people’s perspectives about privacy on Craigslist. We were able to get over 100 responses from cities across the United States. We’ve visualized the data into some simple graphs, and included some general conclusions.
Respondents were recruited from Twitter and Facebook, and the data was collected using Survey Monkey. The analysis is based on these graphs only and more data might need to be collected for a more solid conclusion.