Ever get annoyed by your Facebook friends complaining about their jobs and bills? A new social media site can fix that problem and connect you with people who have no financial worries.
Launched on Tuesday, social media site Netropolitan asks its users for $9,000 for dues and membership fees, then another $3,000 each following year.
"This is 100% real, and I believe there is a need and an audience for this service," says James Touchi-Peters, Netropolitan's founder.
Dubbed "the online country club for people with more money than time," Netropolitan includes "a select group of pre-qualified members." The site requires members to use their real names and be at least 21-years-old.
The new social media site features no ads and has moderators active at all times to ensure people do not post spam ads for their own businesses.
"We view Netropolitan.club in the same light as any country club out there," Touchi-Peters says. "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."
Touchi-Peters, a composer and former conductor of the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra, created the social media site after having trouble relating to those on his current social media.
"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 says.
Touchi-Peters declines to say how big he expects the Netropolitan user base to grow, but he'll undoubtedly face backlash from those who feel his site is unnecessary. Here's hoping he incorporates the song "Mo Money Mo Problems" somewhere into his social media site. It seems only fitting.