The future is wild. As soon as the end of November, human beings will finally be tasked with the burdensome chore of rating their friends entirely without their consent. Peeple, a self-described "positivity app," will bravely arm users with the unfettered ability to rate their inner circle like the gross restaurants they really are. As described in a recent behind-the-scenes clip from Peeple, the app is the daring manifestation of a LinkedIn, Facebook, and Tinder concoction with a slight sense of self-awareness.
Self-awareness is key, after all, in the experience of an app like Peeple, where forwardness is a currency. That, of course, is a too-fancy way of saying: this app is interesting because you can finally talk shit about someone publicly and not be embarrassed or made to feel like an actual creep. Perhaps, in the future, potential job applicants will be required to link their Peeple profiles to their job resumes, so as to weigh the general public's opinion on the applicant in the hiring process.
The app, founded by Julia Cordray and Nicole McCullough, will be released only on iOS devices in November. The company’s shares currently place Peeple's value at $7.6 million, according to the Washington Post. "People do so much research when they buy a car or make those kinds of decisions," Cordray told reporters. "Why not do the same kind of research on other aspects of your life?"
Exactly. So, anyway, start being nicer to people.