A Country club is a venue for the high and the mighty to get together and discuss the affairs of the state. Now this country club is going digital.
Netropolitan.club is the name of the online country club and going by its costs it will cater only to a distinguished few. However members will have to shell out a hefty price, $9000 to get enrolled.
Netropolitan.club is the brainchild of former Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra conductor, James Touchi-Peters. The idea to create an online country club came into the mind of James when he was out of the town and was unable to interact or socialize with someone who shares his interests.
James said “It’s not a tangible club, but on the other hand people are used to online environments now. The online world has matured to the point where people will accept this. I don’t think that was true three or four years ago.”
The online country club presents itself as a club for people with money and time. It is a smooth amalgamation of the features of Facebook and Twitter. Members can follow each other; engage in conversation in public as well as private. The users can also post advertisements in a classified section. The site isonline but it will be some time before it is fully operational, could take a few weeks before Netropolitan.club’s mobile apps are ready.
However the fees are steep, $9000 to start with and this includes $6000 as entry fees and $3000 as monthly fee. Why the charges are so stiff-it will keep the site ad free.
The question which everyone is asking is , why not create something on the facebook or other social sites? Well it is security.
Touchi-Peters said, “We went to enormous lengths to make this data secure. That might be worth that fee; a lot of people are tired of having their data sold and being advertised to the hilt.”
Netropolitan.club communications will be encrypted. It will also not indexed for search engines. However, how will the site protect itself while other institutions like Chase Bank are finding it more and more difficult to protect itself?
Peter did not elaborate on the site’s security measures but only said that it will be possible because it is a smaller company.