Ello seems to have captured everyone’s attention with the promise of a better social network that addresses the challenges facing Facebook for many users. I don’t have access to Ello yet but based on what I can glean from the Ello site, it isn’t anything to get excited about. Here is an extract from my…… Continue reading Ello, good-bye. Stick to @Path or settle for Facebook.
Lauren Hockenson has a great article on GigaOm about the new Path releases titled “Once again, Path proves why it has been trendy but not trend-setting”. Here is a snippet: 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…… Continue reading Should Path be less, not more?
One of the fundamental differences between Facebook and Path is that Path is designed around privacy, Facebook isn't. On Facebook you have to really work to retain some degree of privacy. You have to set up your sharing preferences carefully, decide whether search engines should be able to index your profile and who can re-share… Continue reading Facebook, @Path and privacy – redux
Dear Path team According to my Path profile, I have been a Path user for 2 years and have shared a mere 833 moments. I’ve been thinking about Path quite a bit in the last few months and why it stands out as a better social sharing option, in theory. I have a couple friends…… Continue reading Dear @Path – an open letter
Path – Share Life from Path on Vimeo. Path doesn’t have Facebook’s users or nearly as much public awareness and yet it is, by far, a superior personal network. For many people, Path is the social network they were hoping Facebook would be and isn’t. I know a few friends and family who are apprehensive…… Continue reading Path is the better personal network you've been waiting for
I’ve found myself thinking about Path more in the last few weeks or so and when it would make sense to turn away from the mammoth in the room: Facebook? Rather than get caught up in the usual arguments against using Path, I thought I’d look at this mobile-first, personal network from a different perspective…… Continue reading Why you would ditch Facebook and use Path
I’ve been rethinking the value of a centralised and hosted social network like Facebook and Google+ for personal sharing lately. Maybe the kids are on to something with messaging apps as their main way to share stuff with each other? I have this sense that networks like Facebook and Google+ (although Google+ is a little…… Continue reading The future of my personal sharing habits
I just had my (roughly) quarterly Path checkin where I open the app and see if anyone I know is still using it. No-one new and certainly not any close friends or family members I would hypothetically connect with on Path. Nevertheless, I couldn’t help but notice how nice the app is, particularly on my…… Continue reading The Path not taken