Thursday, June 16, 2011

My review of

I was invited to be part of the Bnter Blog Tour hosted by Mom Central and share my thoughts on the site.

Here is what says about it's platform: (pronounced "banter"), a social network designed for capturing conversations, proves a modern way to save those precious moments and share them with family members, friends, and followers. Web- and app-based, can be accessed from your laptop, ipad, or smart phone. Simple to use, free and fun, offers an organized means of sharing those funny moments in a more visually appealing way than simply sharing them in your Facebook or Twitter stream. - From Mom Central

I've used and watched for two weeks now. I originally shared a conversation I had with Bean just to see how it would look on the site. Here is a link to see my entry. You can see it is easy to follow a conversation. This beats trying to follow a Twitter chat any day. But it is no different than a conversation stream on Facebook. Now, you can share any Bnter conversation on Facebook or Twitter. That leads me to wonder why I don't just use those platforms instead. I don't really have a good answer for that.

Also, after watching conversations on for a couple of weeks now, I don't think the site has yet arrived at the parenting-sharing platform it is trying to get to. The majority of conversations seem to be from young singles. I haven't seen any other parent/child conversations shared on Bnter yet.

I think Bnter has a long way to go to becoming a useful tool in helping me document and share the wonderful things my child comes up with on a daily basis but I can see its potential. As with all social commenting sites, there will be growing pains along the way. I hope Bnter can work their way through them because I have met some really kind people there so far.

Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Bnter Campaign and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.
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