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Posted 10/1/15 , edited 10/1/15
I read this article this morning about the Peeple App: http://www.inquisitr.com/2461580/peeple-developers-get-a-lesson-in-harassment-on-twitter/

This is definitely something worth knowing about, and discussing. As I was reading it, I got a little scared that maybe I was on the app too but they say they send text messages to people and I haven't received any. That small fear alone made me realize that although this app was made with good intentions, it really does cross a line by letting users make profiles for non-users.

What do you think? Do you think this app crosses ethical lines? How would you change the app, if you could (or would you say to just scrap the whole thing)?
Posted 10/1/15
Nice try peeple app developer.
Posted 10/1/15 , edited 10/3/15
We should be able to rate users on this site. Lorreen 2/10 for banning PV. No but this app seems like a terrible idea.
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Posted 10/1/15
Whoa, this app is seriously creepy.
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Posted 10/1/15 , edited 10/3/15
let's let people on the internet give reviews to human beings. What could possibly go wrong?
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Posted 10/1/15
This is like rate my professor, but for everyone.
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Posted 10/1/15
Wow, these people are awful that came up with this crap. Nothing like yet another way for people to get harassed, now even if you block cell numbers of others you're not safe carrying around your phone. Makes me glad my enemies don't have any way to get my phone number.
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Posted 10/1/15 , edited 10/1/15
rofl oh man this is gonna go bad soooo fast.


If you know you got haters you should probably change your number before launch.
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Posted 10/1/15
I'll give cookies to anyone who gives me positive reviews in that app.

srs bsns though, I'll bet that if this app actually became trendy - which I bet another cookie that it won't - there will be people who will commit suicide/violence/etc. over (trollish) negative "reviews". This idea is bad and the developers should feel bad.
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Posted 10/1/15
The problem is one slander/libel lawsuit and the creators of that APP will be up a creek without a paddle and a huge hole in the bottom of their boat. They obviously don't realize just how broke you and your next few generations will be after a slander/libel lawsuit. All it takes is one slip-up too.
Posted 10/1/15 , edited 10/1/15
This app is pretty disgusting when it comes down to the fact that it can be easily manipulated when you have the right bully being able to work out a clever fake description of who somebody is.

Plus, people can change and shouldn't have to have their lives ruined by other individuals acting as if they know them entirely.

Man..and here I thought Ratemyprofessor was getting kind of awful since there are plenty of good professors on there getting bad comments.
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So wait, some people decided to go and make an app to judge people? And without their permission sometimes, too (or knowing the people who probably think this app is a good idea, 75% of the time this will be the case). I could rant all day about this, but for the sake of everyone, I won't. Or at least, not here.

But here's a little mini version. I can't believe that someone would actually do this. All of the hate people would get... Just suddenly getting negative texts about yourself could be enough to ruin everything for someone, especially if the texts are from complete and total strangers. And if they're like me, it will. I know if that happened to me, I'd get some pretty bad depression. And what type of friend would put someone on that site without their permission? If those comments caused a serious downfall for that person, it would be all the fault of the person who put them on there in the first place. And no matter how much they said sorry, they wouldn't be able to change anything; the damage would already be done. And to make things even worse, there would be no way to take the profile down. The comments would keep coming.

All I can say is... Wow.
Posted 10/1/15

PeripheralVisionary wrote:

We should be able to rate users on this site. Lorreen 2/10 for banning PV. No but this app seems like a terrible idea.


So why did she banned you for the one million time ?
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Posted 10/1/15
Why do we have to live in a world with apps like Peeple in it?



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Posted 10/1/15
Well I don't really give out my number, so I'd be fine.
And even if they did manage to get it, I'm a bit of a recluse, sooo...
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