The issue with Path is that it can’t resist hopping on a new social trend. The app takes cues from practically every other social media platform in the public consciousness, seen most explicitly in its decision to hop on the ephemeral trend pioneered by Snapchat. As a result, it’s hard to explain to anyone why they should use path or find cues about how to actually use the service. Even in its decision to “simplify” with Path Talk, the new app chock full of tons of features that kind-of but not-quite match up.
I had a similar discussion with Nathan Jeffery and Darren Smith on Twitter earlier and its a fair criticism:
@DazMSmith I am passionately against unbundling&the 'new app for nothing new' frenzy http://t.co/9xMQJaxDXU /cc @pauljacobson @path
— Nathan Jeffery 🐧 (@nuclearpengy) June 21, 2014
I’m still thinking about the latest release so you can probably expect more from me on this (as usual).
What do you think?