Netropolitan is the creation of James Touchi-Peters, former conductor of the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra.

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New social site, Netropolitan, targets the wealthy

The site costs $9,000 to join, then $3,000 per year

It's founded by James Touchi-Peters, a composer and conductor

He says it's basically an online country club

CNN  — 

Would you enjoy social media more without all those pesky 99-percenters complaining about their mortgage payments and high cable bills?

For a mere $9,000, Netropolitan is here to help.

Launched Tuesday, Netropolitan bills itself as “the online country club for people with more money than time.”


To join, users must pony up $9,000 for dues and a membership fee, then another $3,000 per year after that.

If it all seems like a joke – an elaborate ruse in an age when Facebook, Twitter and a host of other social networks are free – the man behind the idea assures you it is not.

“This is 100% real, and I believe there is a need and an audience for this service,” said James Touchi-Peters, Netropolitan’s founder.