When I first heard Moves was acquired it made perfect sense. Now Facebook would have both a fitness/health app and a way to track user location 24/7 to better target advertising.
I like to tell people I missed out on finding girls Facebook. I’ve been with my wife since before Facebook existed. I also tell them if it weren’t for her, I wouldn’t have created an account. It looked boring, and pointless. I had AIM. I could instantly talk to all my friends.
Since then social media has taken off. You’d be hard pressed to find a site that didn’t offer social media interaction, and if you pay enough attention you can find a big new social network every month. I’ve tried a lot of social networks, some I like (Google+, Twitter, Instagram) some I don’t (Pinterest, Vine).
I’ve tried for a while to get my wife onto a new social network. I tried getting her on Twitter selling up-to-the-second information angle, but she didn’t want to take the time to read through another stream of information. I tried getting her on Instagram, as she loves taking pictures.
I finally succeeded with Path. Path allows us to post all the updates and checkins we’d normally feel uncomfortable sharing on Facebook with just each other. It works like a private, collaborative journal, and that works for us. Everything we want to remember, but don’t need the rest of the world remembering.