But there are no specific qualifications to get a metaphorical membership card.
It’s a “success-based network,” Wessels says, but he is quick to assure me that not everyone is in finance.
“There’s a very small group of people who don’t really have anywhere to go online,” Wessels says.
“And that’s where The Marque comes in.” public than their popular counterparts, because they often involve connecting with strangers and don’t allow for anonymity the way most social networks do.
The social network Best of All Worlds is five years old (ancient by Silicon Valley standards) and has just a tiny fraction of the users its contemporaries like Facebook and Twitter have. In fact, the social network’s founder doesn’t really want any more members.
Best of All Worlds (or BOAW, as its members call it) is one of several exclusive social networks for the internet’s 1 percent — an elite, close-knit group that most likely does not include you. Since the late 1800s, country clubs have provided a plush, invite-only space for the upper crust.
It’s a steep fee for the honor of posting your photos where anyone can see them.
These semi-elite social networks tend to feel like carbon copies of more popular, public apps.Founder and CEO Erik Wachtmeister has launched similar apps before — he says once, while on a wild boar hunt in Germany, the idea of an online meeting place for “global nomads” struck him.Wachtmeister says that unlike other social networks, Best of All Worlds delivers “privacy, intimacy and relevance” to its users.The app’s tagline will be “Hang out with people you can trust.” “Trust” means different things on elite social networks than it does on the rest of the internet, where most people would be happy to simply get better tools for filtering out death threats and Nazis.Here, trust is like rolling your tinted windows up as you drive through a certain neighborhood.