Why Dave Morin's Path Could Be The Future of Social Networking
Take Twitter and Facebook for example. Most people don't know even close to half of the people that follow or “friend” them on the websites. That leads to conversations with nobody, or uncomfortable exchanges where somebody you don't know responds to something personal you've said online.
That's something that Dave Morin is seeking to remedy with his social platform, Path. This is a new type of app, that is more about communicating in a more intimate setting with fewer friends, and only with the people that you actually know.
The app is totally ad free, and Morin says that it will always remain as such. Moreover, the app is more about sharing with close family and friends more than anything else. Users are encouraged to share freely with everybody on their friends list.
Everything from videos, to images and also conversations between one another. There are tons of options for having conversations, making plans, and just generally linking up in a way that other websites don't currently offer.
Whether Path will catch fire and gain the popularity it needs to be a social network competitor remains to be seen. But for right now they are building a steady audience, and continue to be a popular alternative to the more popular social networking outlets.