Tired of Facebook? Try these three social apps instead

Are you tired of using social media channels like Facebook to share pics, or schedule a get-together? Sometimes, you just want to create your own little bubble, apart from the larger one that is social media. If you've been looking for a way to go "off the social grid", here are three apps you and your friends can use to forge a new path.


Sharing photos is an important part of your life. Be it a quick photo taken of some oddball guy at the grocery store or those from the trip of a lifetime, you want to share with your friends and family. Cluster lets you do that, and creates a private area where you can share with just the people you want.

Cluster is photo-centric, and can be as private as you like. When you share a photo, a private chat room is created; only open to those you invite to the circle. Everyone can chat about the shares, and you can create as many or few sharing groups as you like.


If you want to break away from the normal social routes, but don't want to lose touch with everyone who isn't involved with your new path — try Path! he app is best described as a sub-section of the social web. You will get all the same features you find useful via a Facebook or Twitter, but also get access to those sites.

Photo sharing, chat, and privacy are all centric to Path. The difference with Path is that if you want to reach a bigger audience, you can. Path allows you to share your moments to other social networks, too. For those times you want to peek your head out of your private space and say "hi!" to the ret of the world, Path is great.


Life can't be all digital, right? There are times you want to get out and do stuff. For those times, there is Meetup. The app aims to get you out and about, offering up suggestions on what is going on in your area.

The app serves as the backbone to the website of the same name, where groups of folks find one another to enjoy common interests. Everything from hiking to pub crawls are there, so you're bound to find something you like.


Facebook and other social sites are great, but can be tiresome. There are additives to those services that just don't make them worthwhile many times. These three apps can get you and your friends away from the herd and exploring life anew. You never know, you might even find you like one of these better!