Dave Morin: Path.com

We’re really excited to have Dave Morin speaking at Snowcial.

If you missed him at Gary Vaynerchuck’s Tahoe Tach Talk back in October, this is your second chance.

Dave was co-creator of Facebook Connect, a powerful platform that let websites and apps connect with the Facebook social graph. But his most recent project, which launched last month, is Path.com, with an iPhone app that just made iTunes app of the week!Path.com is itunes app of the week

Path is a personal network for just your core close contacts. For now, it lets you connect and share meaningful content with your 50 closest friends. At most they say they’ll up the ante to 150 friends, which is Dunbar’s number, or the upper limit of the number of meaningful personal relationships humans are able to maintain.

Path is the personal network.  A place to be yourself and share life with close friends and family. The personal network doesn’t replace your existing social networks – it augments them.

Path allows you to capture your life’s most personal moments and share them with the 50 closest friends and family in your life who matter most.

Because your personal network is limited to your 50 closest friends and family, you can always trust that you can post any moment, no matter how personal. Path is a place where you can be yourself. Read More

This is a really cool concept from the standpoint of using online social networking as a way enhance your existing inner circle rather than a way to bring more people into your outer circle.

So come hang and shred with Dave Morin and the rest of the speakers and presenters @ Snowcial 2011.


Dave sent us a description of his presentation for Snowcial:

The near-ubiquity of social networks has created countless ways for people to keep in touch online, but online relationships don’t necessarily equate to real-world friendships.  This talk explores how our shared experiences, which Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman find to be at the root of happiness, and the human brain’s limitations, discovered by Oxford psychologist Robin Dunbar, combine to affect the expression of friendship both online and off.  Discussion will focus on the role that different personal networks have always played – and will play with Path – in our lives alongside important and ever-evolving social and media networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

Click here to register for the Snowcial Conference to see Dave’s Presentation.


About Dave Morin

Dave is the CEO and Co-Founder of Path. He is also an angel investor and adviser. And, avid skier.

Before starting Path he was the Senior Platform Manager at Facebook.

As an early member of the Facebook team, Dave played a variety of product, marketing, strategy, and management roles in expanding the Facebook ecosystem.

Most recently, Dave was a co-inventor of Facebook Connect which was created to make the Internet a more social place. Facebook Connect is now used by over 1 million websites and applications to empower over 150 million users to connect and share with their friends across the Web, the iPhone, and many other devices and consoles.

Earlier, Dave was a co-inventor of the revolutionary Facebook Platform, the world’s first social platform. Since launch, the multi-billion dollar Facebook Platform ecosystem has grown to include over 1 million developers in 180 countries that have created over 550,000 applications used monthly by over 70% of Facebook’s 500 million users worldwide.

Prior to Facebook, Dave held positions at Apple in product and marketing. In his college dorm room, he also founded a small design focused Internet company called DM Design Studios.

A passionate and well received speaker, Dave has delivered keynotes and spoken at events worldwide such as South by Southwest, Future of Web Apps, Web 2.0 Expo, Le Web, Microsoft MIX, O’Reilly Foo Camp, and Facebook f8.

  • Dave was named #16 of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company in 2009.
  • Dave received a degree in Economics and Business from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Dave grew up under the big sky of Montana where he was ranked as one of the top downhill ski racers in the United States. Today, he lives and works in beautiful San Francisco.

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