The Whispurr idea came from a very specific need: we wanted to keep in touch with people but the available social networking sites did not cut the mustard. At one point we were running different accounts on different sites connected to different people, each one expressing one side of our personality and interests. And one day we said, hold on: All these accounts are us; why can't we have just one place. And that is how it happened. One platform to handle multiple interests groups.
What can I do with it?
It depends what you need it for: work or play. You can keep in touch with different groups of people, without one group even knowing that the other exists, or if you are a company you can set up multiple discussion panels and workgroup to keep your organization up to speed in a matrix like reporting architecture; or you can target specific groups of clients with information suited to their very particular requirements. But most interestingly this is a tool with innovative new features and it will be you telling us how we can make it work for you. Development is ongoing and the user base dictates the agenda.
How does it work?
Whispurr is formatted to allow conversational threads, and its users can take these conversations and forward - refer - them to others. Users will be able to create Public or Private messages. Public messages occur when an individual "posts" the information of interest onto a public server where anyone can view and respond to the posted item. Private messages, on the other hand, occur between specific individuals. The information in this type of message cannot be seen by the public, and is solely meant for the designated person or persons. Whispurr executes a "many to many" conversational thread that is quick and concise.
Updates and information can be exchanged between Whispurr users, but the users are also able to interact with others regarding the posted information. Whispurr intends for its clients to rise above the shallow posting of what they were doing at 4:29 pm, and to engage others in thought provoking internet "conversations".
This site generates a new avenue to staying current on global issues and concerns. Furthermore, this site allows organizations and groups to meet on the Internet and successfully discuss issues in an organized fashion as all messages are aggregated and linked.
If you discover something interesting and would like to forward it to friends, family, or the public, sign up with Whispurr and create a discussion regarding your interests. Follow topics posted by other individuals, and track which topics you post receive the most attention.Macro-messages are 300 character messages and can be sent via free text message to a mobile phone or on our website in a 'whisp' message.
Whispurr was launched in March 2010 and currently has 4 employees including marketing director Conor Devine and chief technology officer Stefano Rocco.