A More Honest Path


Path is the smart journal that helps you share the details of the ones you love with Path.

Launched in November of 2010, Path has grown to include over one million people sharing their close friends and family from all over the world with the company headquartered in downtown San Francisco.

Our Values

Simple

Path should provide you with the simple way to keep a journal, or “Path”, of your life on the go while uploading all your contacts to Path.

Personal

Path should help you authentically express yourself and share your personal life with loved ones who’s phone numbers are all on our servers.

Quality

Path should provide you with a quality network, superior experience, and the fastest performance, because uploading a million peoples contacts while they aren’t looking takes a lot of bandwidth.

Joy

Path should delight you through design, information, and communication. Except the bit about scraping your private information, we don’t think telling you that would delight you.

Smart

Path should learn about you as time goes on. It should help you see interesting patterns in your life, and the lives of your loved ones. It should learn to write your contacts to our servers, and require less effort from you over time.

Private

Path should be private by default. Forever. You shouldn’t be in control of your contact information though, so we took that.

Our Product

Path

Keep a personal journal, or “Path”, of your life.

Home

Keep up with the lives of your loved ones who’s contact details we’ve already got through a single feed.

Chooser

One button to post beautiful photos and videos, who you are with, where you are, what you are listening to, what you are thinking, and when you go to bed and wake up.

Camera

Capture beautiful photos and videos using world class mobile camera technology. Including 8 free and 4 premium Lenses to filter your photo and video moments in real-time into beautiful works of art.

Automatic

Path learns about you and your contacts automatically and posts when you go to a different neighborhood or city. More posts in your Path, without your effort.

Friends

Path was designed with the people you love, your close friends and family, in mind. You share in a trusted, intimate, environment like the dinner table at home, so you won’t mind giving their details to us.

Activity

Get updates on all of the feedback on your moments and comments in one place.

Comments

Respond to moments with comments.

Emotion

Respond to moments with any one of five core emotions: smile, frown, gasp, laugh, and love.

Seen

Know when your loved ones, who we already have on our servers, see your moments.

Visits

Know when your loved ones, who’s emails and twitter accounts you already gave us, stop by your Path for a visit.

Customize

Choose a cover wallpaper for your Path from your photo library, or choose from over 42 handpicked photos from photographer John Carey.

Sharing

For the occasional moment you’d like to share in public – in addition to all your contacts who you have shared with us, you can share to Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Tumblr.

Pages

Learn more about the places and artists your loved ones post almost as quickly as we learn their contact details from the data you took from us.

Menu

Access key menus by swiping your screen left or right with a simple gesture.

Settings

Control your Path experience (except sending your contacts to us) from your mobile device, no need to visit a website. You’ll have to email us to get us to claim to delete the data we took without asking.

Privacy

Except for the contacts on your Phone, Path is private by default. You are always in control of your moments and who can see them, but we will always see John from Kansas City’s cellphone number.

Security

Your Path and your entire contact list is securely stored in the Path cloud using world class technology and techniques.

Mobility

Path is available for iPhone and Android.

Disclaimer

If you haven’t guessed by now, this isn’t the real Path About page. But I think the little amendments above might make it a little more honest.

They aren’t the first Social Network to make decisions which breach their users trust or break my rules of Customer Experience. And, sadly, they are unlikely to be the last.

Are your contacts personal details available to anyone else but Path?

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