Path Social Network First Impressions

The new social network Path launched this past Monday. It’s designed to be exclusive, allowing only your closest friends to be involved. The Ignite team had a few days to use it. Here is our initial review.

Have you used Path? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  • Rab
    Posted at 23:32h, 23 November

    Excellent. I tried to approach twitter with Dunbar’s number theory to start back in ’07. But it didn’t hold. I have also observed that there are several new niche networks springing up where I am able to be more finicky / picky / connected. Many of these center on the mobile experience like Path. I’d like to play devil’s advocate and ask, will the limitation actually drive adoption with those who are wary of open networks as well as people suffering from facebook fatigue and twam overload?

  • Björn Sennbrink
    Posted at 22:50h, 28 November

    Looks great but after registering on the web I ended up with just giving my personal information away. No option to “enter random image to share” or an option to find friends. Nada.

    I guess, it has something to do with the iThing not being in my possession.

  • Airstreamin
    Posted at 21:40h, 30 November

    Geez I just don’t get it – what does it really do? I take a picture, and share it with my 50 closest friends – what am I missing? What deep dark personal secrets am I going to be revealing in the photos that I snap along my “path” that I can not share with my 4300 Facebook “Friends” and 1,275,000 Twitter “Followers”? If this is all there is to this deep dark stealth project that has been brewing for months and months, I’m disappointed.

  • Mog
    Posted at 09:47h, 14 December

    I totally agree….delete 100 of my Facebook friends and upload my pics via mobile upload and I have a “path” network. What for? Am I being dense????

  • d_n
    Posted at 20:44h, 25 December

    Great review mate. Not many website reviews make me laugh out loud… 😀

  • Richie Lau
    Posted at 06:27h, 26 December

    Robert Dunbar said that one can only handle 150 relationships. So where is the logic of only 50 of them being meaningful?

  • Craig Carter
    Posted at 17:56h, 03 January

    Well, if 150 includes everyone you interact with regularly (friends, family, co-workers, mailman, etc.), then you’d probably only want to share personal moments with a third of them. In reality, it would probably be much less, but people tend to share way more online than they do offline.

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