Peeple is an app that will allow its users to rate and search human beings, just like other apps allow them to rank restaurants, hotels and other services.
The founders of Peeple describe the app as a very positive one. However, we do not know how can ranking, classifying and reviewing the people we have dated, our co-workers and friends, can bring any benefits to anyone. It remains to be seen, as the app will launch in November.
We already rate all our services: restaurants, taxi drivers, clothes. What harm would do if people started rating people? Critics and psychologists warned that things will definitely get nasty if the app will become popular.
However, the founders of Peeple insist that they have devised systems that will combat any attempt at bullying on the site. For once, people have the ability of reporting any bullying that they see in the comment boxes or in the pm they receive. Moderators will then proceed and remove all of the users that violated the terms and conditions of the app. Essentially, the moderators will have their eyes wide open all the time in order to keep the place clean of sociopaths or Internet trolls.
After creating an account, all users will be able to add any person they like to the service. In addition, the people that you add will have no idea that they will be rated and reviewed by you, and they will have no power to remove themselves. Scary right? All this adds concerns about the intrusive nature of the new app.
When the app will launch in November, users will be able to be able to add and rate pretty much any person they want on a 1 to 5 stars rating scale.
The app was founded by Julia Cordray and partner Nicole McCullough and it will only be available for iOS devices. The app will most likely become very popular among American audiences. Thousands of people already signed up as beta testers according to Peeple’s Facebook page.
The site has a number of limitations though. All users have to be at least 21 and they can only sign up to Peeopl with an active Facebook account. All reviews and ratings will be made under the user’s actual name and he/she must tell what is their relationship with the person they want to add: romantic, professional or personal.
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