By: Beau Daniels
Social media has gone to social status. What appears to be an effort to filter out those in a different social class, one social media outlet is charging $1000 to become a member. That’s $1000 a month not a year. The creator states this in the Oddity Central story, “We created something different. A new social network where our members can really stand out and be visible in an elegant and meaningful way. Share their life with other users and build a true fan base. Only members of Rich Kids can share photos. To become a member user has to subscribe to Rich Kids Membership. To ensure the quality and exclusivity of our members the membership is set to be $1,000 per month.” That a nice way of saying it.
People with status are known to give to charity, The CEO Juraj Ivan says some of the money will help the, “education of poor kids.” Some wealthy people are not feeling the network including Evan Luthra, “Speaking from a perspective of a technology entrepreneur and investor, I don’t see an app like this gaining the critical mass it needs to be a viable product. There is no inherent value added for the users except bloating the ego. I don’t see any of my friends or myself actually using the app. One thing you do need to remember is that rich people did not get rich by being dumb with their money. I would rather donate that $12,000 to a charity or even invest in some app that provides real value.”
As you can see the internet is all about free expression, sorta.