>> Check out the Marque, an exclusive social network aimed at the world's most successful people. It's not the first site to help connect high-flying execs. Netropolitan, known as Facebook for the rich, launched two years ago but failed after a couple of months. But the Marque, focused on connecting individuals in London, New York and Asia, is hoping it has a winning formula.
I'm Reuters correspondent Tory Joseph in Hong Kong with the Marque recently launch seeking Asia's A listers. The networking site is trying to distinguish itself from LinkedIn. Refining social networking away from the masses. Marque CEO Andrew Wessels says the keyword for success is selectivity.>> The average 23-year old is on 7 social media sites at the moment.
Of our first 100 members that we have on the Mark, 2 of them have Twitter accounts. The Marque is aimed at a very tiny use of basin, if we get to 20 or 30,000 members, will be happy with that.>> For a call thousand plus dollars a year, the Marque hosts exclusive events Connects their clients and even offers an online butler.
For the sites' overworked elite clientele who only want to connect with certain people, it maybe just the thing or it maybe too thin a profile, even for selected A listers surfing the Internet. In the tech world, where success equals going viral, the jury is still out on whether such an exclusive site can actually hit the Marque.