Long gone are the days when you could go home and escape the opinions and harsh criticism of your peers or colleagues. The new social media app Peeple, meant to connect people through positive reviews of each other, is set to launch at the end of November and has rightfully already been met with criticism.
There has been no discussion whether the app will be free to download or will require payment, but its main purpose is to rate the people that you encounter in your everyday life on a scale of one to five stars. These people must belong to one of three categories; personal, professional or romantic. That means colleagues, exes, even the next-door neighbor that you may not have spoken to more than three times, are caught in the line of fire. I am appalled that such a potentially harmful app is in the works and believe that the concept behind Peeple is not only disgraceful, but dehumanizing.