Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Why Path Pissed People Off
There's a reason why today's news that Path was uploading its users' entire address book to its database was stunning -- all this time Path has been positioning itself as one of the good guys! ? Sort of an alternative to Facebook ? a kinder, gentler social network that only wanted to keep things between you and fifty of your closest friends, and then 150. And then ... It's sort of jarring when a social network bills itself as private, and then quietly sucks up as much data as its leading -- and notoriously data grabby -- competitor. Still, even Facebook notifies you (via iOS notifications) that it's grabbing your address book data.