The words ‘social’ and ‘mobile’ inevitably for myself, links towards that one blue-icon-ed application where most people’s friends count are in the hundreds. For myself, discovering path not too long ago was a surprise all together, which lead to some serious ‘falling-in-love’ that followed instantaneously.
The ‘Path’ application is categorised as a communication MoSoSo that links to your friends through either the mobile device’s contact list, or facebook, with user choices of who to selectively invite manually. I have less than 20 friends currently on my friends list and it is a very manageable small circle of actual close friends, with whom I am willing to share my locations, emotions and everything else Path has to offer.
The application’s advantage and in turn, its disadvantage both lies on the fact that the user group at this point, is relatively small in comparison. Advantageous in that not every ‘acquaintance’ needs be added as a ‘friend’, but those truly close may not be using the app. Path serves well as a ‘inner-circle’ MoSoSo if the latter disadvantage can be resolved without attracting social dyslexic malfunctions.