May 28, 2015 at 9:25 PM by Dr. Drang
In 2010 a small team of us set out to build a company focused on quality products that bring you a source of happiness, meaning, and connection. Five years later, Path continues to follow that simple mission primarily within communities in Southeast Asia. We have reached a tipping point on our journey and for Path to truly grow we need more resources and a larger local team that deeply understands Southeast Asian markets. That is why today we are announcing a definitive agreement under which Daum Kakao will acquire Path and Path Talk. Kong will continue to operate as part of Path, Inc.
I like to think of myself as reasonably in tune with what the kids are doing on the internet, but apart from a general understanding of what “2010,” “small team,” and “company” mean, I have no clue what the rest of the paragraph (or the rest of the post) is about. I have a vague recollection of seeing
path.com links every now and again, but I never clicked to learn what it was. If you’d forced me to guess, I would’ve said it was something like Foursquare.
I never visited Foursquare, either, but I knew you could use it to become the mayor of Applebees.
Even though I don’t know what Path, Daum Kakao, or Kong are, the funereal tone is unmistakable. But the author should look on the bright side. When I was a kid, learning that your journey was going to take you to communities in Southeast Asia would’ve been far more disheartening.