Online conversations are a very popular way to communicate today. Many people find snippets of discussions that they would love to hold on to. With how quickly these usually disappear in a sea of communications, it can be difficult to figure out a good way to save the best ones. Banters allows users to take their conversations and tell stories. Through Banters, users can share their conversation snippets for amusement and memory keeping. The site even chooses a favorite each week and adds an illustration to go along with the conversation. Banters lets users connect with friends through Facebook and Twitter then share their conversations through Banters. Users can even invite others, follow one another and set accounts to public or private so they can control who can view their Banters conversations.Show more screenshots »
Banters was created to give users a better, easier way to share interesting stories and discussions with others. Through a Banters conversation, users can tell a personal tale or let others in on an interesting past discussion. The current Banters team includes CEO Lauren Leto and CTO Patrick Moberg.
There are so many ways to manage social networking content online. The simplest approach is sometimes the most effective. Banters helps prove this with a basic service that gives users a fun way to store and share their favorite discussion memories. The user creates a Banters conversation from a discussion they had with a friend on Facebook or Twitter. These can be shared to tell a story in a unique way.
The Banters website uses a bold black and white color scheme, highlighted by the occasional color illustration added to their weekly favorite discussions. The actual conversations are viewed in chat bubbles aligned to the left and right. The positioning helps the reader understand the order of each comment, building a story in an original way.
A new user can become a Banters member by clicking on the blue “Start now.” link found along the top of the homepage. The clean registration form asks for a full name, username, email address, password and date of birth. After entering the information and clicking the grey “Sign Up” button, the user can get started by choosing to look for conversations with their Facebook or Twitter profiles. The user can also access all other features, including account settings and favorite conversations.
Banters provides users with a fun way to tell a personal story, however it is not something that most individuals would be willing to pay for. Working through free social networking websites like Twitter and Facebook makes offering free accounts a logical choice for Banters. Anyone can sign up without paying a fee or agreeing to a subscription price. Banters is accessible to anyone; however users will need an account with Facebook or Twitter to add conversations through Banters.
Banters is a tool for anyone who uses Twitter or Facebook frequently. Good conversations and memorable stories are often lost as new status updates and user comments scroll them down the profile pages. Banters gives users a convenient way to hold on to those golden moments and even share them with others. The system is easy to use and takes almost no time to find a conversation and apply it to a Banters discussion.