Since last March, Path has been gradually monetizing with purchasable sticker packs that could be used in instant messaging, and today they've launched a subscription service that provides access to the entire library of stickers, plus a few extras. For $4.99 for three months or $14.99 for the year, Path users also get unlimited access to camera filters and early access to new shop items. The latest update also has a few new features for those that aren't shelling out cash. Private sharing is now supported so that you can post only to an individual, a select group, or your new Inner Circle of designated closest buddies.
I know Rene's big on ad-free social networks, considering his interest in App.net, and it's interesting to see Path following suit, but the business model is still largely unproven. As a regular Facebook user, I'm getting more and more annoyed by where I'm seeing ads (in the notification area? Seriously?), but I'm not sure if I'd be willing to shell out $14.99 for a few extras in my social network.
What about you guys? Any avid Path users? Anyone make a point to not be on Facebook?