There’s a New Facebook for Rich People
Are you tired of feeling disconnected from the the same old people, with the same old posts on Facebook all the time? Well, you’re not alone. James Touchi-Peters, a composer and former conductor of the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra, felt the exact same way. After finding difficulty in connecting with people he could relate with on other social sites, he decided to create his own. “I saw a need for an environment where you could talk about the finer things in life without backlash — an environment where people could share similar likes and experiences,” Touchi-Peters told CNN.
Netropolitan is a a new social network targeted at the high-living 1 percenters – basically the Facebook for rich people. The website calls itself, “the online country club for people with more money than time.” It sounds ridiculous, but the Touchi-Peters is insisting that it is not a joke. We repeat, this is not a joke. To sign up and chat with like-minded individuals, you must be 21 to join and able to pony up an initial fee of $9000 and $3000 for every year after that. The fee ensures that the membership remains exclusive & private – think members only clubs like the Soho House, but online and slightly more expensive.
So what other perks come with paying for a $9000 membership to Netropolitan? Members can form groups around common interests, have access to posts & statuses by other members and unlimited cloud storage similar to Dropbox or SkyDrive. The identities of members and the number of active members will never be released. Members can also steer clear from advertisers as the website is not indexed by search engines and moderators are constantly active in order to police spamming and other bad behaviour.