“As two empathetic, female entrepreneurs in the tech space, we want to spread love and positivity,” Cordray stressed. “We want to operate with thoughtfulness.”
This is why they think we’re dumb.
Thanks. You’ve set other women back.
Apps aren’t tech. She didn’t even code this herself. She is not an entrepreneur.
When people ask, why is STEM overvalued in the stock market, could you give me an example?
This. This should never have got funding.
It’s an invitation to slander, but instead her optimism for human nature is overwhelming the reasonable expectation of a mass lawsuit in the future. You can’t even post the good stuff, so what’s the point?
On top of that, Peeple has outlawed a laundry list of bad behaviors, including profanity, sexism and mention of private health conditions.
But, what if the nature of the complaint is that they’re going round recklessly spreading STDs? [illegal btw]
That would constitute, like, most of the romantic category, right there.
The ratings will always be wrong because the normal people won’t be reviewing, always the extremes.
And what if you have a common name? What if it stops you from getting a job, because you were confused with somebody else?
In fact, as repeat studies of Rate My Professor have shown, ratings typically reflect the biases of the reviewer more than they do the actual skills of the teacher:
But at least student ratings have some logical and economic basis: You paid thousands of dollars to take that class, so you’re justified and qualified to evaluate the transaction. Peeple suggests a model in which everyone is justified in publicly evaluating everyone they encounter, regardless of their exact relationship.
Imagine how the SJWs will use this.
Imagine the lawsuits that will follow.
It’s inherently invasive, even when complimentary. And it’s objectifying and reductive in the manner of all online reviews. One does not have to stretch far to imagine the distress and anxiety that such a system would cause even a slightly self-conscious person; it’s not merely the anxiety of being harassed or maligned on the platform — but of being watched and judged, at all times, by an objectifying gaze to which you did not consent.
Peeple is an app for informers.
In 2013, Lulu promised to empower women by letting them review their dates, and to empower men by letting them see their scores.
The men were acting like that. That’s why they’re single btw.
And who TF insults women, on a date with a woman?
If beta testers demand an opt-out feature, she’ll delay the launch date and add that in. If users feel uncomfortable rating friends and partners, maybe Peeple will professionalize: think Yelp meets LinkedIn. Right now, it’s Yelp for all parts of your life; that’s at least how Cordray hypes it on YouTube, where she’s publishing a reality Web series about the app’s process.
Then what’s the point of it?
It doesn’t have one, she’s doing it for self-aggrandizement.
“It doesn’t matter how far apart we are in likes or dislikes,” she tells some bro at a bar in episode 10. “All that matters is what people say about us.”
Trust a girl to ‘develop’ an online popularity contest.
What she forgets is: by default, most people aren’t popular.
And popular people are sycophants. They suck.
Dibs on the Sarkeesian entry. I have a story to add.