Monday, November 15, 2010

What Is Path? [Video]

What Is Path? [Video]

Path! Path? It's this week's buzzy social networking iPhone app, developed by an impressive roster of peeps and backed by a long list of investors. But what's it really do?

Path is a 'personal network' app for the iPhone...

Path is a new social network app for the iPhone that lets you share what's going on in your life with friends and family. It's kinda like Twitter or Instagram, but it's kinda not.

with a personal twist...

Unlike other social media platforms where a bigger list of friends is always better, Path caps you at 50 friends. The idea is that when you know you're just sharing with people you really trust, you'll be far more inclined to share without inhibition.

based on sharing pictures...

Photos are the meat of Path. Snap one on your iPhone, tag it with any number of people, places, or things, and fire it off to your friends. It'll show up on their Paths, and a feature called "See" shows you which of your friends have actually stopped by and viewed your photo. Stop ignoring my pictures, friends!

that was developed by an all-star crew...

Path is the brainchild of Dave Morin, a long time Facebook employee who left the company last January, Shawn Fanning, Napster founder, and Dustin Mierau, developer of the Mac Napster client Macster. It's a pretty impressive team.

that you can download now for free.

Path is available in the App Store right now for free. [Path]

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