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New Social Network Path Limits Your Friends

Will You Use Path?

It's widely known that Facebook is the place for friends . . . and lots of them. How many of your online friends are you actually friends with? Not many, right? It's this conundrum that launched Path, a new photo sharing site aimed at connecting real, and really close friends.

Path is similar to Flickr, in that you can share photos from the web or your mobile device with your social circle, but with Path, you're limited to 50 friends. That's it. No awkward purging notices because you've amassed too many friends, editing your photo captions to suit your co-workers, or even creating separate friendship pages for private sharing — your Path account will consist of just 50 people who matter the most. Path even calls itself "the personal network" instead of a "social" one to bring the idea home, and maybe most interesting, it was created by an ex-Facebook employee.

I like the idea of sharing images of the people, places, and things I encounter with my closest friends and family, but will I really use another photo sharing network? I'm not really sure. What about you — will you use Path?

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