New Social Networks that No One Cared About

Path - 50 Friends away from AngerDo you want to know what week is the absolute worst week to announce anything about your brand new or improved social network?  The week of American Thanksgiving. You basically get two days, Monday and Tuesday, to attract people’s attention, because after Tuesday all people care about is turkey and getting a 40 inch Plasma TV at dirt cheap prices while trampling their competition.

So, here are two cool social networks that have a marketing and press team that has no sense of timing.

Path is a social network that limits you to 50 friends.  I’m on Path with zero friends.  The only thing more depressing than social network with a 50 friend limit is a social network with zero friends and a 50 friend limit.

Diaspora is the open source alternative alternative to Facebook made by a small group of NYU Students. Like most open source projects, they didn’t realize that real people may want to use Diaspora, so you need your own server to run Diaspora. Yeah, you all can call me when you start doing that.

Did any other social networks launch? Did anyone care? Can someone come up with a better idea than sharing, text, pictures and video with people you connect with?

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5 Responses to “New Social Networks that No One Cared About”

  1. Björn Sennbrink November 28, 2010 at 10:42 pm #

    I don’t get it. Path is what? I registered and then what? Keep looking at a blank screen with three menu options that lead to nowhere.

    I guess you need a phone to access the network, but isn’t that a bit “old”?

    • Jay November 29, 2010 at 1:32 am #

      I’ve been trying to figure out Path too. I have the iPhone app, and it still doesn’t make sense. Finding people is impossible.

  2. Krista November 29, 2010 at 1:22 am #

    Jay, what about Gist? Althought it’s kind of an aggregator of networks….

    • Jay November 29, 2010 at 1:35 am #

      I’ve never heard of Gist. Is their marketing team even dumber than Diaspora and Path?