Netropolitan: Social network for the rich costs $9000 to join

The site is a mixture of Facebook and Twitter

Web Desk September 22, 2014

Feel as though you can't discuss how you have a Bottega Venetta clutch in five different colours and are bored of them on 'regular' social media platforms, such as Facebook or Twitter, without being trolled or being told to 'open your eyes'?

Well, there is a solution for you oh wealthy one -- though it might ask you to reach deep, well not deep, but just reach into your pockets to be a part of this new venture.

Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra conductor James Touchi-Peters has created an exclusive social networking website named Netropolitan -- for the rich. He describes it as an "online country club for people with more money than time," according to RT.

It's really a bit of Facebook mixed with Twitter wherein it has the aesthetics of the former, but users can't add friends, they follow other users instead -- but, of course, it excludes the riffraff.

Netropolitan is what Touchi-Peters has named his creation. A site where you pay an annual fee of about $9,000 for registration, and then another $3,000 after that per year, solely to interact with people with whom you can "talk about your last European vacation or new car without the backlash."

The website launched last week, on Tuesday, during which it crashed. However, it is uncertain whether this was due to the number of users, or simply because of inefficient servers, reported RT.

Why would someone launch something like this -- a question arising in the minds of most plebeians.

Well, commoner, to answer your question, Touchi-Peters, according to the interview he gave in Nextshark, said "I created Netropolitan because I did not like all the advertising and was looking for a community where people shared my interests. is a chance to meet people within your social status but outside your social circle."

But, why a fee of $9,000 to be a user on Netropolitan? Mainly to "vet" members on the social networking site.

Benefits of Netropolitan? For starters, only people from the same background. Additionally, there is "unlimited cloud storage and no advertising," according to Daily Mail.

Further, CNN tells us it has its very own Member Service Associate to assist users at any time. "That's a nicety that the folks at Netropolitan want to make sure isn't abused by its anticipated clientele, though."

Do note, however, that Netropolitan, according to its website, "is NOT a concierge service. Our Member Service Associates will not book you a charter jet, or find you tickets to a sold-out Broadway show."


Imran | 8 years ago | Reply

Eventually all rich westerners will get sick of rich Arabs and Desi 'riffraff' crowd and will form their own 'exclusive' social networking site. This is the future of Netropolitan.

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