We are in a mad world, aren’t we?
Everyone is impatient, looking for results with haste, and no one minds telling anyone within auditory distance how fed up they are with the smallest nuance of life.
That mindset has allowed the Internet to become a classic enabler. People want to star in their own movie, hoping everyone around them wants to hear their opinion. And so, we rate things—hotels, restaurants, locales, Internet shopping, among others, to help enhance our social street cred.
And now, we can rate humans, thanks to a new, malevolent app called Peeple.
As if cyberbullying wasn’t already a thing, directing pointless vitriol in the general vicinity of anyone who has wronged someone with a Facebook page or Twitter handle for you know, breathing, here comes an app that actually allows humans to be given a score.
“People do so much research when they buy a car or make those kinds of decisions,” said Julia Cordray, one of the app’s founders [in an interview with the The Washington Post]. “Why not do the same kind of research on other aspects of your life?”
“As two empathetic, female entrepreneurs in the tech space [speaking of her partner in this endeavor, Nicole McCollough], we want to spread love and positivity,” Cordray stressed. “We want to operate with thoughtfulness.”
Yes, this app was created by two women—two misguided, obviously burned in a past life, women… if you ask Twitter (see below). Ready for some irony? The tagline: “To find the good in you.”
In who? Satan?! Even Mephistopheles would stray from this idea. Regretfully, it’s a clear depiction of how people are in this social universe—oblivious of anyone, and looking out for number one so they make others feel like number two.
Take it away, Twitter.
— L J Laubenheimer (@ljl_geek) October 1, 2015
Hello internet. I have dumb ideas and say things clumsily. Can I package this as a start up and get loads of cash a la #Peeple, plz.
— Jessica Rose (@jesslynnrose) October 1, 2015
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 1, 2015
Fundamental flaw with #Peeple: The only kind of people who would want to “rate” other people are the Exact people who shouldn’t be able to.
— Rex MURRAY (@RexMundane) October 1, 2015
— The Next Web (@TheNextWeb) October 2, 2015
— Angela Night (@Angelheartnight) October 2, 2015
PEEPLE An app to rate humans whether they be homeless or bankers … One thing is clear; the “peeple” who made it are a bunch of rankers.
— Brian Bilston (@brian_bilston) October 2, 2015
— R.J. Aguiar (@rj4gui4r) October 1, 2015
The #Peeple founder doesn’t seem to be enjoying the public’s scrutiny of her. It’s like she’s uncomfortable with strangers rating her…
— Rati Gupta (@theRati) October 1, 2015