After a discussion on forms of emerging social media on Monday, I was surprised that no one had heard of one that I’ve been using for a few months now: Path. It’s a mobile app that functions like a combination of Facebook and Twitter, except you can only have 150 friends. In other words, it’s much more personal and you input much more detailed information, but only your closest friends and family can view it. It’s a constant, public, virtual diary in which you can indicate where you are, who you’re with, what you’re doing, and even share pictures/music/etc.. You can also comment on your friends posts and share your reaction with various emoticons. What’s nice is you aren’t constantly bombarded with information, it just keeps you in the loop. The 150 friend restriction ensures you don’t get carried away and start adding people you hardly know (like on Facebook) and means you don’t have to scroll through hundreds of blurbs (like on Twitter). It’s actually really nice if you get all your friends on the app, but, then again, the problem with any new type of social media is that it takes a lot of users to be effective. If you have an iPhone or Android give it a try and let me know what you think.
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