Types: Social Network, Image
Ever since its release, Path has been one of my top apps on my smartphone. It ranks up there along with Twitter and Instagram in my own “Apps I Can't Live Without”. It is elegant and the privacy is straightforward.
What separates Path from other social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram is the privacy. Facebook's ever-changing policy and complicated privacy settings work against it. Twitter and Instagram are worthless if your account is not public. Share thoughts and photos improved with Path's unique and lovely filters. Chat with friends using cute emoticons that you can expand by purchasing Path Premium. Share songs you're listening to, movies you're watching, or books you're reading too. Path is the all-in-one social network.
If you like posting and sharing from one place, that's not a problem with Path. You can automatically share your moments to Twitter, Facebook, FourSquare, and Tumblr. If you love running, you can journal your Nike+ GPS activities in Path too. If you are a WordPress blogger, you can now share your posts to the blogging site as well - a good feature if you ask me.
Path is my social network. I only have 18 friends on Path, which initially only allowed users to have 50 before increasing to 150 and 500, with the idea of only sharing to a close network of friends. I have refrained from sharing my posts on Path to other social networks with the exception of WordPress. It hasn't been polluted with ads, games, and attention-seeking users (like Facebook), and I hope it remains so. And my most favorite thing about Path - the filters. In fact some of my Instagram posts are Path-ified. My stance on Path remains the same since I downloaded it - I love it!
Pros: Elegant user interface, beautiful filters, simple & straightforward privacy application.
Summary: Path is the anti-social network. If you want to keep in touch with only a small circle of people, Path is the right avenue for you. If you're a photographer, you should consider it for the good-looking filters it offers.