Path is a new social networking that is launching today and it is being dubbed the anti-Facebook.
Path a downloadable application, is calling itself The Personal Network. Path is different than Facebook in that it allows you to share photos with a maximum of 50 people- those you’d consider to be in your “inner circle”.
The reason this is being called the anti-Facebook is because Facebook is constantly asking you to expand you network and each feature rollout basically makes publishing and sharing content easier. The only problem with this is that Facebook is making too much public and users are starting to not want to upload stuff that they essentially don’t want to share with the world.
Path allows your to stuff more privately shared. According to their blog, Path is “a place to be yourself and share life with close friends and family. [This] personal network doesn’t replace your existing social networks – it augments them. Path allows you to capture your life’s most personal moments and share them with the 50 close friends and family in your life who matter most. You can always trust that you can post any moment, no matter how personal. Path is a place where you can be yourself.”
You simply capture a photo with Pat, provide 3 types of contextual information (usually people, place and thing) and then share that photo with your 50 closest friends. No linking to Facebook or posting the image to Twitter.