If you haven’t heard about this new app, Peeple, that’s supposed to be coming out soon, let me fill you in about it. The founders of Peeple wanted an app that would allow other people to rate their babysitters, ex-boyfriends, neighbors, coworkers, and etc. So, let’s say you want to hire a babysitter and you go on the app to see their rating. The person who entered that information about that particular babysitter gets to rate the babysitter one through five stars, give the app owner the babysitter’s phone number, and write a review. If that isn’t evasive enough, the babysitter doesn’t get to opt out of the site because once you’re in, you’re in, baby, until the dang thing shuts down. If you want to read more about it, here’s the link.
This appalls me in so many ways. First, I don’t want my daughter, who is a babysitter, to be rated or have her personal information entered into a site that she can’t control. I, as her parent, have worked hard to help her keep her personal information as private as possible, especially since I have a person from my past who won’t move on. Second, people can be mean and cruel, especially online, where some people are nastier than they are in person. In addition, there can be miscommunications between my daughter and an employer and my daughter won’t be able to present her side. I could go on and on, but I’ll spare you the rant I gave my hubs.
The good news is that I’m not the only one who feels this way, it seems from all of the outrage that the majority of people are angry about this app too. I’m hoping all of the negativity will keep it from coming out in November.
What do you think about this app? Should it be allowed?