Do you want to see the most relevant stories from all your friends, or all stories from just your best friends? That’s the fundamental difference between what Facebook will show you in your news feed, versus the information shared on Path.
In an interview at South by Southwest, Path CEO Dave Morin told me that the mobile social network doesn’t ever want to use algorithms to change the stories that appear in your feed. Instead, the app is all about telling a story of what’s happening with your friends in a chronological order. That said, Morin expects that there will soon be an explosion in the amount of personal information that users share.
The key to ensuring the signal is high, Morin believes, is to limit the number of friends someone can actually have on the service.
But boy is Facebook’s mobile presence looking bland these days.
The new Path app, for example, is much more attractive and feels more magical. Instagram, I’ve found, is a much more interesting photo app to spend time with on my phone than Facebook (or Flickr or Tumblr, for that matter). Twitter is still a better service than Facebook for wasting time and reading status updates. To put it nicely, Facebook’s app can be… “quirky” at times.
when’s the last time Facebook really wowed you with something in mobile?
Tatsächlich sieht besonders das neue Path sehr gut aus. Und tatsächlich bleibt Facebook auf den mobilen Plattformen bisher hinter den Möglichkeiten zurück.
Die Antwort liegt meines Erachtens im Client-Markt, der bei Facebook bis dato noch nicht sehr ausgeprägt ist.… Weiterlesen