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Facebook, as you already know, have turned into a very ‘social’ network. You can share stuff all you want and there are various privacy settings but that never takes your mind off of the fact that there are people there who you rather wouldn’t have yet you don’t have a choice because it is a social norm. Everybody you have ever known will be on your Facebook; old friends, acquaintances, friends of friends who have constantly been removed, ignored and added yet again. You cannot help it so it was about time a ‘social’ network would you up with people that are absolutely closest to you.

Path

Path is one application that is different from others based on various factors such as limited number of friends. You can have more interaction with people that you really care about and even the advertisements are more targeted rather than all the weird ads that show up on Facebook and Twitter too these days. You can share absolutely anything using Path including thoughts and photos etc. More than that, you can share the state of your consciousness i.e., whether you are sleeping, or awake etc. The interesting thing about Path at the moment is that it is only available for mobile devices right now which I think is a fantastic move because hey, when do you ever use Facebook and Twitter on your computer anymore unless of course you have to upload a bulk of pictures on Facebook. However, if Path were to compete with other social networking giants, it will have to come up with a desktop client. Another awesome feature is that not only can you share your stuff for users in Path, you can choose to share on Facebook and Twitter or otherwise just keep it private and share it nowhere.

Overall, Path is an exciting social experience once you get used to it and of course if you have enough of your friends that use the application. The limited number of people you allow on Path also helps with sharing stuff that actually matters instead of just sharing every random thing one finds on the internet. One thing you must understand is that at current point in time, it is in no way in competition with Facebook and Twitter it’s more like a semi-public journal you write on and open to people whom you really trust. The only problem we could see with it was the fact that it is still relatively new and having to convince people to join it might be a bit frustrating.

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