RISE ABOVE THE PRO­LE­TARIAT

Netropoli­tan is the Face­book for rich peo­ple; the on­line equiv­a­lent of liv­ing in a bet­ter neigh­bour­hood.

Qatar Today - - DEVELOPMENT > TECH TALK -

For $9,000 (QR32,700) a year ($6,000 or QR21,840 for ini­ti­a­tion and another $3,000 or QR10,920 as an­nual fee), you can buy your­self pre­mium pro­file space on Netropoli­tan, “an on­line coun­try club for peo­ple with more money than time”. With mostly the same fea­tures as that avail­able on Face­book ( but with fewer posts about your less for­tu­nate friends' mun­dane prob­lems), mem­ber­ship comes with on­line stor­age space, strict se­crecy and an ad-free ex­pe­ri­ence. Founder James Touchi-Peters founded the site to pro­vide pa­trons “an en­vi­ron­ment where you could talk about the finer things in life with­out back­lash”.

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