The New 'Peeple' App Is an Online People-Rater (Start Freaking Out!)

Dude. Someone's gone and developed Yelp for human beings. An app is launching soon called Peeple, and it's exactly what it sounds like -- a way to rate other people on a five-star scale.

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Does anyone else think this is a terrible idea? Julia Cordray, one of the app's founders, said, "People do so much research when they buy a car or make those kinds of decisions ... Why not do the same kind of research on other aspects of your life?"

Um, yeah, what kind of food a restaurant serves has nothing to with my personality and whether or not I deserved to be judged by others. The suckiest part? Apparently you can't opt out once you're in the system. So let's say my ex-husband's brother (the one who told me that my hubby never really loved anyway during our divorce) decided to get on the system and rate me as a "thoughtless, terrible person unworthy of love"?

Obviously that guy doesn't like me at all, and he'd probably give me negative stars if he could.

Everyone has people in their lives who don't like them. One of the aspects of being a grown-up is keeping that to yourself, and not bad-mouthing people for the sake of bad-mouthing. That's called gossip -- and now there's apparently an app for that.

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All you need to post about someone not in the system is their phone number. A lot of people have my phone number, including several who are on my blocked list because they wouldn't stop sending me nasty texts. I'm almost wildly curious to see what my rating will be!

I really hope no one takes Peeple seriously. Because outside of walking around passing out $20 bills and asking people for good reviews, there are going to be negative people who won't see the harm in rating someone else with only one star.

 

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