A Path to a New App

Madi Carley

If you’re a major social media user, then open up the app store and find out what all the buzz is about the newly popular app, Path.

 Path was created just over a year ago simply to connect with friends and family. The app is available for the iPhone and the Android and ties into your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Foursquare. Path allows you to share photos, videos, places, music, movies, workouts, when you wake up, when you go to sleep and more. Unlike other big social networks, Path has the option to smile, laugh, gasp, frown at or love your friend’s posts. Similar to Instagram, Path as the option to add filters to your photos and videos.

 Path sounds very convenient, but is it too much? I joined Path myself and the notifications made me feel like I was famous, but in an annoying way. Every time I look down at my phone, I had multiple notifications letting me know that my friend woke up or somebody visited my Path. Does anyone really need to receive a notification every time something is posted? I don’t think so. I think the app is over whelming when you first join, but could be useful after finding out more about it.

 Although the Path sends a large amount of notifications, it does provide an easy way to access all your major social media networks at the same time, so you’re not switching from app to app so much. Also, notifications are easy to control simply by changing the settings.  Path also has an updated and modern design that is easy to use on your phone.

Although the app is different from most of the big social media apps, it’s worth a try to see if it’s for you. With a little getting used to and figuring out all of its capabilities, you can begin to enjoy using Path.