$9,000 To Join, $3,000/Year: A Facebook For The Rich

September 18, 2014


"Hey -- check out the picture of this @sshole."

Netropolitan is a new social network for the rich. It costs $9,000 to join and $3,000 yearly in membership dues. It's supposed to serve the purpose of an 'online country club'. I just joined. Oh -- and I just got my first wall comment! "Credit card declined, please choose another payment option." Dammit.

This is 100% real, and I believe there is a need and an audience for this service," said James Touchi-Peters [GW's Note: hopefully not other people's], Netropolitan's founder.

Touchi-Peters, 48, a composer and former conductor of the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra, said he had trouble finding people to whom he could relate on other social sites.

"I saw a need for an environment where you could talk about the finer things in life without backlash -- an environment where people could share similar likes and experiences," he said.

"We view Netropolitan.club in the same light as any country club out there," he said. "They have initiation fees and yearly dues for members. Netropolitan is an online country club, focused on connecting members around the world. We believe there is a need for a community like this, and we are filling the need."

Sounds like a solid waste of $9,000 and $3,000 a year. I mean, what good is an online country club if there isn't even a pool to pee in? Although, admittedly, I would like 'talking about the finer things in life without any backlash'. *writing status update* OMG, did you see the gazoongas on that chick? Holy Toledo!

Thanks to E V I L A R E S, who's so evil he already hacked himself a profile and is mass-messaging everyone Nigerian prince scams.

  • Claude Rains

    i'm going to win the lottery, join and troll this thing till i get kicked off.

  • Mark Daniel Johansen

    Hey, this site must be providing employment for the people running it. Probably including some poor people, like the receptionist and the janitor. Take some money from the rich to give to the poor. Socialists should love the whole concept.

  • asdfadfs

    thats that trickle down economics, rich are job creators thing. socialists frelling hate that stuff.

  • D B M

    I see all the comments which are basically proving the point of the premise. A bunch of losers mad they didn't think of it first, or jealous they aren't in the realm of those that can afford it.

  • S.M. Archer

    I feel like this is just rich talk for "A place we can be racist and poor bash without the world knowing." Technically, I'm in a 1% family but people like this make me effing sick. This is just ridiculous. Seriously, a "country club" you say? There are at least some benefits to being a part of some country clubs, but this nonsense? What the eff is the benefit besides being able to say you threw 9k away and 3 grand a year to be apart of a FB wannabe? God, I wanna punch some people in the dick, or ovaries, don't wanna be sexist.

  • Guest

    "I feel like this is just rich talk for "A place we can be racist and poor bash without the world knowing."
    see? this is why they want their own website where people can't just assume they're dicks and shit on them before they even do something assholeish

  • S.M. Archer

    Orrrr if they didn't say enough assholeish things people wouldn't assume it is going to come out of their mouth holes. I know enough people with a lot of money that you would never know are 1% percenters. They get along just fine on facebook and never get bashed. But complaining about things like "God my Bentley eats gas" or "Man, wish my Lambo had auto-pilot #firstworldproblems" is just begging to be ripped apart. There is such thing as being humble and appreciative of what you have, and needing to spend 9k entry fee and 3k a year so you can essentially brag about being able to do it is inherently Assholeish.

  • sam

    HAHAHAHAHAHA its wordpress, hello please give me 12 grand for something that is costing the parent company £6 a month hahahahahahaha


  • Sohaib Akhter

    The cake is a lie ( http://www.dreamstime.com/s... )

  • So sad... they couldn't even afford the ".com" domain and had to go with ".info." :,(

    But all jealous poo-poos aside, this really is a fantastic money-making scheme. Even if they only get 20 people signed up, that's an easy $60K. Well done designer for trolling those who have so much $$ they don't know what to do with it... Well done.

  • S.M. Archer

    It actually is, sad to say. There are enough rich little turds out there that like to brag about their parents money that would 100% do this just to say they do it and you can't. This is really making me sad for the world, and really mad at the same time. Where's the reset button!!

  • asdfadfs

    remember the i am rich iphone app?

  • Leighton

    Yeah... you do realise the likes of Nikki Minaj and Lil Wayne have that kind of cash?

  • steve holt

    I'm very interested to see if this is a big hit or a failure. Second, I'm excited to watch the inevitable and constant hacking of the site so that people like me can talk about the coarser things of life and administering not just backlash, but tasteless nudes, scat porn, etc. In fact, a video of a cat shitting on the floor delivered to the elite member's inboxes is a first priority.

  • Mark Daniel Johansen

    Well, I'd think the fun thing to do would be to hack in and ask if anybody knows how to make a gun rack for a pickup truck from used plumbing parts, that sort of thing.

  • Mr. Roboto

    I can't even get their website to open on my computer. They must see my IP address is located in Poorsville USA.

  • MustacheHam

    Easy money for a brilliant idea. :)

  • Sohaib Akhter

    The sessions take a long time to start meaning the creator is a cheapskate, or the website developer he hired is really taking him for a ride, lol :D

  • Sohaib Akhter

    Apparently these people use the Kleo wordpress theme ( http://netropolitan.info/wp... ) little do they know it's not as secure as they think muhahahaha!!!

  • Good find.
    I wonder how many people have tried to login to their theme? https://netropolitan.info/w...

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