BY KEVIN SAWYER – There is an old adage that the rich are different. Perhaps they really are. A new social network has sprung up called RichKids and it is about as different, and as exclusive, as you are likely to get. And, oh yeah, it costs $1000 a month just to be a continuing member.
If you are not a rich kid, don’t bother even trying to download their app. Of course, theirs is a rather small and exclusive world where everyone pretty much knows everyone else anyway. The site calls itself the “world’s most exclusive social network” The network also states quite clearly on the home page that monthly membership is $1,000 a month and “If it’s too much for you, it’s not for you”.
It seems that the rich kids have been rather put out of late. They have been feeling ignored. Their egos haven’t been properly stroked. The website blathers on about how they just can’t stand out anymore. They are getting all mixed in with the all of the rest of the peasants and rabble at places like Facebook and Instagram. What’s a rich kid to do? The site continues to declare that rich kids are special and they deserve to have their own site where their lives can be properly put on display and taken note of.
The site states that, “We created something different. A new social network where our members can really stand out and be visible in an elegant and meaningful way. Share their life with other users and build a true fan base.” It seems the rich kids just haven’t been getting their fair share of narcissistic recognition. If that wasn’t sad enough, along comes the “CEO” of the network, Juraj Ivan, who says that the rest of us shouldn’t worry because one third of every member’s monthly dues will be put exclusively toward, what Ivan called, “the education of poor kids.”
The “poor kids” can gain access to the site through their Facebook pages but they can’t comment or post unless they want to spring for the $1K every month. So, will such a site such as this really catch on? Will those who value material wealth and celebrity, which, sadly, most of the present world does, find all of this narcissistic excess worth devoting any time to?
PHOTO CREDIT: RichKids