Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Share, but Only Real Friends Need Apply

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Share, but Only Real Friends Need Apply

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Byline: Mark Prigg

WHILE Twitter and Facebook may be great for sharing what you had for lunch with hundreds of people you don't really know, the discerning phone user has been quietly building their own network using the dozens of "antisocial networks" where friends are tightly controlled and you know exactly who will see your posts.

The most successful by far is Path, an iPhone and Android app that lets you share pictures, locations and even what music you are using with friends. However, unlike Facebook and Twitter, it's an intensely private experience aimed at your real friends. In fact, there's a 150-friend limit on the service, although most never reach that.

The upside is that it seems to be used a lot more -- there is none of the worry of your boss seeing your terrible holiday photos, and the gorgeous-looking app is also simple to use.

"People have this deep desire to remember things, to remember their lives. It's a source of real happiness for people," founder Dave Morin said. …

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