Yelp for Humans App is a Very Bad Idea
Sometimes things go way to far. By now you have probably come across a restaurant or business review online on the website Yelp. Imagine "Yelp for humans".
Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the internet comes word of a new app hitting the market. It called "Peeple".
If you are not familiar with Yelp, the service allows any person with an internet connection to rate and review a business. The results are posted on-line for everyone to see. The problem is that there is very little control what is posted. People can literally post anything positive or negative. Now imagine Yelp-like reviews of other people on the internet and the ability to rate individuals on a five-star rating system. This is the concept behind Peeple.
This is not the fist time this concept has been tried. Another site, Juicy Campus, allowed users to post names by college campus existed for a short time.
BBC News reports that the site was scheduled to launch in November
Over the weekend, some began to speculate that the app, which wasn't due to launch until November, was in fact a hoax. Myth-busting website Snopes.com, for instance, considered the online footprint of both the app and its founders - and the fact that several details released about the service remained curiously vague.
There is some good news to report, the creator of Peeple is now saying that the site will be limited. No negative reviews of you will be posted, just positive ones.
Still the backlash against the site is rampant in the Twitter-sphere
Parents, keep an eye out for this one.