Controversial new app lets you rate ... people
Brace yourselves for the latest in social technology ... Peeple.
Peeple is an app set to be released in late November, that has been deemed as "the Yelp for people," by the Washington Post. It allows users to rate people they know and write reviews, just as they would for a restaurant, hair salon, or plumber.
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According to the Washington Post, "to review someone, you must be 21 and have an established Facebook account, and you must make reviews under your real name."
Peeple's co-founders, Nicole McCullough and Julia Cordray, told the Post they see this as a positive thing, for people worldwide to showcase and learn each others' true character.
"As two empathetic, female entrepreneurs in the tech space, we want to spread love and positivity," Cordray told the Washington Post. "We want to operate with thoughtfulness."
Critics of the app (coming in November 2015) have been very vocal on Peeple's Facebook page, posting comments like:
"Can you hear it? That rumbling...My god, its the tens of thousands of libel and defamation lawsuits you will have to deal with for the foreseeable future."
"Wow. All the unmet human needs out there and you decide to create an online harassment tool. I see lawsuits in your future."
Even with criticism, Peeple must be doing something right. The Washington Post reports, "As of Monday, the company's shares put its value at $7.6 million."
So we want to know, what are your thoughts about this new app on the horizon?
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