Path is going away. Other social networks will follow.

by Volker Weber

I was a huge fan of Path, up until they copied from Facebook. The same happened to Instagram. Many other services like Path are also doomed, because of Facebook. I used Ello for a while, as well as Vero. But they are all bound to fail. The only thing that had a chance was Google+, but we know where that went.

If Stewart Butterfield hadn't sold Flickr to Yahoo, we would all be in a better place.

Comments

Smugmug is a good home for Flickr - they know how to treat their user community right.

John Head, 2018-09-17

Possibly. But if Stewart had kept Flickr out of Yahoo, there would be no Facebook.

Volker Weber, 2018-09-17

The question isn't really whether there would be a Facebook, I would say, but whether there would be a dominant player. There's always been somewhat of a tendency in high tech towards first consolidation and next domination, and it seems more pronounced in social networks where the "place to be" is not just about technology but about social dynamics. Given all that, wasn't a Facebook fairly inevitable? Even if it disappeared today, wouldn't we be likely to have a new dominant social network within a decade?

Ben Langhinrichs, 2018-09-17

Räumst Du dem “Fediverse” irgendeinen Hauch einer Chance ein?

Thomas Cloer, 2018-09-17

Yeah! You are dead right on Flickr! I hated that step so much, i imediately deleted my account.

Kai Schmalenbach, 2018-09-18

Recent comments

Volker Weber on Marshall Monitor II A.N.C. :: Erste Eindrücke at 08:07
Thomas Cloer on Marshall Monitor II A.N.C. :: Erste Eindrücke at 07:57
Matthias Lorz on The Neighbor’s Window :: Oscar Winning Short Film at 12:47
Volker Weber on The Neighbor’s Window :: Oscar Winning Short Film at 11:54
Fabio Peruzzi on The Neighbor’s Window :: Oscar Winning Short Film at 11:48
Fabio Peruzzi on The Neighbor’s Window :: Oscar Winning Short Film at 11:45
Horia Stanescu on The Neighbor’s Window :: Oscar Winning Short Film at 07:04
Martin Funk on The Neighbor’s Window :: Oscar Winning Short Film at 00:00
Sven Bühler on I am not ready for a foldable phone at 22:03
Andreas Imnitzer on The Neighbor’s Window :: Oscar Winning Short Film at 21:48
Roland Dressler on I am not ready for a foldable phone at 15:02
Daniel Seiler on I am not ready for a foldable phone at 13:51
Roland Dressler on I am not ready for a foldable phone at 12:55
Hubert Stettner on I am not ready for a foldable phone at 10:51
Matthias Welling on Tools and Weapons #nowreading at 09:05
Ingo Harpel on You may secretly be a Bing user at 20:01
Amy Blumenfield on Tools and Weapons #nowreading at 19:44
Horia Stanescu on You are famous on Botnet at 12:33
Volker Weber on You are famous on Botnet at 20:17
Dr. Kurt Glasner on You are famous on Botnet at 17:29
Mathias Ziolo on You are famous on Botnet at 14:12
Stephan Herz on You may secretly be a Bing user at 13:45
Volker Weber on Man stelle sich vor, es ist MWC, und keiner geht hin at 20:19
Andy Mell on Man stelle sich vor, es ist MWC, und keiner geht hin at 19:53
Volker Weber on You may secretly be a Bing user at 19:09

Ceci n'est pas un blog

I explain difficult concepts in simple ways. For free, and for money. Clue procurement and bullshit detection.

vowe

Contact
Publications
Stuff that works
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions

rss feed  twitter  amazon

Local time is 15:28

visitors.gif

Paypal vowe