Humanity's most important project right now is making sure there's an app for everything, and so it's great news that the app called Peeple, described by the Washington Post as "Yelp, but for humans" is planning on making its way into the world in late November.
“People do so much research when they buy a car or make those kinds of decisions,” Julia Cordray, a founder, told the Post. “Why not do the same kind of research on other aspects of your life?”
Great point, Julia.
Here's how Peeple will work:
When the app does launch, probably in late November, 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 know what you're thinking. "Hmm, that sounds like something bad people might make!" But let Cordray assure you: they are definitely good people.
“As two empathetic, female entrepreneurs in the tech space, we want to spread love and positivity,” Cordray stressed. “We want to operate with thoughtfulness.”
I cannot think of anything that embodies love and positivity more than publicly assigning a numerical value to assess someone's entire existence.
Michael Rosen is a reporter for Fusion based out of Oakland.