Upcoming Site Peeple Spawns Outrage, #YelpForHumans Hashtag

Social media is in an uproar over Peeple, a forthcoming people-rating site that has spawned the Twitter hashtag #YelpForHumans.

The site, still in beta, describes itself as a "positivity app" that allows users to rate their personal or professional experiences with other humans.

The Washington Post described the site as a place where "Everyone you know will be able to rate you ... whether you want them to or not."

"People do so much research when they buy a car or make those kinds of decisions," co-founder Julia Cordray told the publication. "Why not do the same kind of research on other aspects of your life?"

Though it has yet to see the light of day as a fully realized service, there is an outpouring of skepticism for its potential to abuse.[[330419631, C]]

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Posted by Peeple on Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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