Do you feel like your Facebook friends just don’t get you? Ever wish your online communities could be a bit more… exclusive? Gated, even? Basically, are you tired of hearing people complain about how poor they are on the Internet?
Well, you’re in luck. For a mere $9,000 buy-in (and $3,000 yearly fee), you can join Netropolitan, a social network launched this week that’s playfully being referred to as a “Facebook for rich people.” While the idea may seem absurd to some, it’s indicative of a trend that’s been growing for years: public desire for smaller social media.