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Path is one of the few social networks that doesn't encourage users to befriend or follow as many people as they can, instead encouraging users to strengthen relationships with a limited number of others using messages and pictures. Now, add personal videos to that list. With version 3.4, users can now use Path to capture up to 30 seconds of video and share it with their friends.

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The process is pretty straightforward. Users just open Path and hold down on the camera button. Afterwards, filmers are free to apply a number of custom camera filters, perhaps turning their shaky camerawork into a piece of art or, more than likely, something that at least doesn't look like it was recorded with a less-than-stellar smartphone camera.

Source: Path

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. He now lives in the City of Bridges, adjusting to the presence of actual snow. His phone of choice is the HTC One.

  • Michael

    Editing note: You wrote "Filers" in the title/URL instead of "Filters"

    • itlnstln

      No, I think he reall meant to write "fillers."

    • http://bertelking.com/ Bertel King, Jr.

      Thanks. Another example of something spell check doesn't catch.

  • Dave Stevens

    Michael you wrote "teh" instead of the ;-}

    • Michael

      You must have loaded the page right after I submitted my comment lol I edited it about 20 seconds after submitting, for some reason I always spell it that way when typing fast.

  • Frank Lopez

    To this day i FIND ABSOLUTELY NO reason to ever use path.

    Facebook covers my:

    Family & friends

    And I create lists to separate people I know to the ones I care about. Path is literally a glorified personal list lol

    Cant believe is valued in the millions. No use case for it

    • mesmorino

      No use case for you. For the people not on Facebook or the others, this may work.

      • thartist

        You really gotta be a hipster to not-use facebook but use something that lets you do a fraction of it and nobody uses.
        Or deny facebook the spying and hand it to some other company that sees your entire routine.

  • Matthew Fry

    Camera filters are like the bell bottoms of the 2010s. Hopefully they'll die out and not have a resurgence for a while.

    • thartist

      err... They are great to mask bad footage quality and spice it up at the same time, it's just that the effects are too strong. If every app maker toned it down a little, it would be that much easier on the eyes.

  • David Becker

    Lets not forget how horribly invasive PATH really is. They took my ENTIRE contact list and sent a behind the scenes msg to all of them pretending to be me and telling them that I wanted them to try out Path.

    FUCK PATH!