19 Days After Its Relaunch, Social Network App Path Has 1.5 Million Downloads

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Dave Morin launched his more private Facebook startup, Path, twice. Path is a mobile social network that has a strict limit on the number of people you can befriend.

Since its launch 19 days ago, the new version seems to be doing well.  In two and a half weeks, the app has gained about 300,000 daily active users, up from 10,000.

Morin tells TechCrunch's Alexia Tsotsis that people are sharing "12 moments per second," including what time they go to bed and what they eat for breakfast.  More than one 1.5 million people have downloaded the app since its relaunch. Tsotsis notes that it took Path a whole year to get 1 million the first time around.

Morin says that more things have been shared in the past few weeks than in all of last year on Path, and Tsotsis says she hears the app is getting 100,000 downloads each day.

We won't go so far as to say that Morin was smart to turn down Google's rumored $100 million offer, but at least he seems to be on to something with Path. We'll be curious to see if there's a high drop off in usage once all of the buzz from its relaunch dies down.

Why are so many people starting to use Path? Check out our walk-through of the app: Here's Why The New Path Will Make You Want To Delete Facebook >>



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