You Be the Judge

“i don’t want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member.” Groucho’s famous line is more timely than ever as social media is abuzz with word of a new startup that basically describes itself as a Yelp for People. The site will be called Peeple (they better hope spelling is not heavily weighted in one’s review) and you could be a member, whether you like it or not. Here’s WaPo’s Caitlin Dewey: “You will be able to assign reviews and one- to five-star ratings to everyone you know: your exes, your co-workers, the old guy who lives next door. You can’t opt out — once someone puts your name in the Peeple system, it’s there unless you violate the site’s terms of service. And you can’t delete bad or biased reviews — that would defeat the whole purpose.” (I don’t see the need for this product. There’s already a Yelp for people. It’s called the Internet.)

+ Quartz: New data suggests social media brings out the best in us. (I think I’ll wait for the even newer data…)

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