To path or not to path…
So why am I receiving invitations from people I hardly know to connect on Path? Clearly, if I accept to share my Path postings with them, I will have to edit them to make them suitable for that audience. At that point they’ll start looking like my Facebook posts, so why use Path at all? As Techcrunch noted recetly, Path only works if you reject those friend requests.
Problem, I don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings by declining their invitations. Forget the ones from randoms who haven’t understood the way the app is supposed to work. What about all those other people in that awkward friendship gray area? Those who might consider our friendship close enough for Path, but with whom I don’t really feel comfortable sharing everything I would with my truly close friends and family. What do I do about them?
Am I too concerned about hurting feelings to use Path?
An app should really not require so much thought. I think Path is going to have to change its usage model if it’s going to last.