There’s a new player in the long list of ‘next facebook’s’ and this one is targeted for the *cuntry* club set. In full on douchebaggery the site Netropolitan.com is charging $9,000 to join this exclusive social network. For you to post photos of your Chanel thank you cards, and first class tickets to the Maldives via Dubai…and not feel you’re rubbing it in the faces of the other 99%.
The site was started by American composer James Touchi-Peters who wanted, “”an environment where you could talk about the finer things in life without backlash.” Tell me more about that please…
So with that $9,000 you also receive some perks (i’d hope so) such as unlimited cloud storage, “similar to paid services like Dropbox or SkyDrive [now OneDrive] (and might very well replace those services for you),” said one company spokesperson. Or you could just pay $100/year for Dropbox, so I’d say it’s a toss up.
Outside of that they actually don’t offer any other premium perks, “Please understand that Netropolitan is NOT a concierge service,” the company said. “Our Member Service Associates will not book you a charter jet, or find you tickets to a sold-out Broadway show. They exist solely to help members technically navigate and find their way around the social club.”
So the site must be world’s better than Facebook to see the value. Umm…no. It’s basically a Facebook rip-off. In screen shots, user profiles include access to activity, profile, notifications, messages, location, friends, and followers. An update box lets you tell fellow members “where you are and what you’re up to.”
So what exactly are you paying $9K for? Just like any other private squash, golf, or private club you’re paying to avoid poor people. And as the world is spending increasingly more time online I guess that online time should also be segregated. Pretty bizarre if you ask me, but I won’t be joining any private clubs (online or off) anytime soon, but that’s just me.