Peeple Website states “We are a concept that has never been done before in a digital space.” Peeple, you are wrong.
We received several emails and text messages from people who were familiar with Callitme. The buzz was that an App called Peeple had launched. We were kinda surprised why there was so much buzz about it. People Review has existed for quite some time now.
We checked their website and they seem to be quite similar to what we do. They let people review others. We heard that they want to monetize negative information which we would never do. There are already so many creepy websites on the web that pre-populate scary information about a person based on a user query so that the user purchased their service. For example, if you are searching for a name, you might come across websites which would claim that they have some negative information about an individual and try to sell the records such as debt, arrests and various unthinkable tags. Obviously, they are not correct but still they will put the fear in you. Similarly, there are reputation management tools available.
Our goal was always one: To establish trust online. We don’t want to misrepresent an individual’s profile by hiding their negative information. If you misrepresent, you end up deceiving another member who may believe that the “misrepresented user” is a great person.
We allow only a person who knows them to write a review such as friends and family. The reason is quite simple: people who know you quite well will write a fair review. We understood that there may be some people who would be hesitant in sharing their honest opinion. Hence, we added “Review Anonymously” feature. Again, the member must be connected to you to write the review anonymously.
Our reviews help people find trusted people. For example, if you are looking for a nanny for your two year old, you would want to know what type of person the nanny is. If you are looking to do a business with someone, you would want to know what his friends, family or coworkers say about him. You might want to check Callitme Review if you are looking to day or marry. Knowing the person’s character is most important.
Based on our reviews, people help connect each other. For example, if you have a very nice friend who is single and you also know someone who is single, you can become the match maker. If grandma wants to match grandson, she can write amazing stuff about her grandson and match him with some single.
Our members send a request for coffee or drinks if they like the reviews and corresponding social percentile of another member. The reviews from connected people increase the level of trust.
We have our best wishes for Peeple. We are definitely not going to be your competitor in selling negative data of our members or deceive our members by removing negative information. The data belongs to members. It is up to them what they want to do.