With privacy concerns heating up, services for the privacy-conscious continue to emerge, and a new app called Banter is a blend of several popular social networks.
Available only on Android or iOS, Banter allows anyone to join anonymously, and all public chats are deleted after 24 hours.
A blend of Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook Messenger with Yahoo chat rooms mixed in, you can post text, photos or videos and join “rooms” that are relevant to your interests.
You can also see “banter” about places nearby you, and as with other services, you can chat privately. However, unlike public chats, private chats last for six months.
Created by Andrew Busey, here was the inspiration for the app:
“One of my fundamental beliefs is that people have lots of interests, and not all those interests align with their real-life friends, or their existing online friends. For example, I like to game…and my friends, outside of the gaming companies I’ve worked with, are not big gamers.”
Users have “friends,” not followers, you can easily block undesirables and rooms appear very similar to a Twitter stream.
So far, Banter has raised over $800,000, and Busey compares the app to Reddit where millions of conversations built around pseudonyms happen every day.