Peeple is Going to Upset Lots of People

“A bubbly, no-holds-barred “trendy lady” with a marketing degree and two recruiting companies, Cordray sees no reason you wouldn’t want to “showcase your character” online. Co-founder Nicole McCullough comes at the app from a different angle: As a mother of two in an era when people don’t always know their neighbors, she wanted something to help her decide whom to trust with her kids.”

Source: Everyone you know will be able to rate you on the terrifying ‘Yelp for people’ — whether you want them to or not – The Washington Post

In theory, I love the idea of the “sharing economy.” In practice, it’s turned out to be a blessing and a curse for many reasons.

Peeple was bound to happen, but this is a terrible idea and will result in anxiety, frustration, and bullying (among other things) for many people. Sometimes “it just doesn’t feel right” is a good justification for not walking down a business path.

Posted by Sam Harrelson

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