Yelp For People
Very soon, you'll be able to Yelp someone.
The app will be called Peeple. It will allow you to see others' ratings, kind of like when you Yelp a place to eat.
Peeple will launch in November. Users will be able to review their friends, coworkers, and romantic partners — who may or may not have ever signed on to the app themselves — using a one- to five-star rating scale.
In order to rate somebody, you need to join the app through Facebook using your real name, and you must be at least 21 years old or at least lie to Facebook so it thinks you are 21.
To review somebody else who is not on the app, you can create a profile for them with their cell phone number; they will be notified via text that they have been added to Peeple, but they won’t have an option to remove their profile from the app. Once you're up, you're up.
If you are not on Peeple yourself but others are rating you, then only positive reviews will be posted. If you have, in fact, registered, then negative reviews will be published, but only after 48 hours, which gives you just enough time to be neurotic. But if you don't like them you can dispute them, kind of like on your credit report.
Co-founders Julia Cordray and Nicole McCullough insist that the app exists to promote good feeling among people, and that Peeple is not a bullying platform. Like that's not gonna happen.
As much as the people who are creating the App want, I still see way too much bad than good in it.
What are your thoughts?