Mobile social network path once a challenger to Facebook is closed –

This is also the time to say good-bye to social media services today.

Following the closure of Klout earlier this year, Facebook's former rival Path has closed, according to the announcement this year. (Yes, you might be surprised to know that the path was still alive.)

The service in August ends on 18th October, but it will be deleted from the App Store and Google. Play on October 1st. The remaining users need to download a copy of the data until 18th October. This can be done here.

Path was founded by old Facebook Dave Morin, product manager, Dustin Mierau, Shawn Fanning, Former Napster Duo . The company announced visually satisfying mobile social network applications in 2010. In particular, it was limited to 50 friends per user. Despite being removed since the friends' restrictions were resolved, this has been positioned as a private alternative to Facebook with some additional design tones and whistles.

At peak time, the service had about 15 million users, once a fund raiser of 500 million dollars. Indeed, Google tried to purchase it for $ 100 million when it was only a few months old. In total, startup raised $ 55 million from investors including Silicon Valley's largest company name such as index, Kleiner Perkins, Redpoint.

Facebook eventually beat Path, but he stole many features from his little rivals

But social media is weakening and social media is a difficult place for you not to be Facebook. Currently it has more than 1.5 billion active users, and I actively borrow elements of Path design.

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