The new Path is staggering
I downloaded Path almost a year ago to try it out but just couldn't feel the differentiation between other services. I appreciated the core idea of sharing between a small, more personal set of your life, but it just wasn't clicking.
Wow, what a difference they just made.
Path 2.0 is staggeringly good. It's been re-positioned as a smart journal, and I've found that to be accurate from my use.
The timeline as they've reinvented it feels like a unique place itself, set apart from the carbon copy timelines of so many other social apps. I want to be here, on this timeline. It's like they created a unique ambience to a virtual space that entices me into hanging out there.
In the end that's the best part of the new Path. I just want to use it. For any location sharing, for sharing to other sources, I want Path to be my first stop because it's wonderful to use. It doesn't carry the noise of other services because of it's limited nature. I can optionally share to Facebook, Twitter, or Foursquare, and I can even make private notes to myself like a diary (which I've done several times today already).
I'm sure part of my feelings toward it are just part of a honeymoon period, but I'm going to stick with it for awhile because it's so easy to do so.