bshanks (bshanks) wrote in trustmetrics,

"Reputation budget" standard document format proposal

Here is a first-draft of a proposal for a distributed reputation document standard. Not a specific trust metric, but just a proposal that everyone chooses a standard document format for posting lists of:

* who they trust (/repute/certify etc)
* in what WAY they trust them (I certify this person as a friend/i certify this person as a trustworthy person to do business with/i certify this person as someone who knows a lot about ancient history, etc)
* and how MUCH they trust them.

In addition, each document cites a URI that specifies the "reputation type", which means that context of social norms/internet standards in which the document is meant to be interpreted. Each different "reputation type" is in essence its own internet standard.

I am not aware of any other generic distributed reputation list document standard proposals, but I don't know much about this stuff so please tell me if you know of any. Two proposed extensions to FOAF that cover atomic certifications (not lists of certifications) are 1 and 2.

The idea is that once people put up documents like this, others will be able to spider them, just as "social search engines" can spider FOAF files now.

more details on the "reputation budget" proposal at CommunityWiki

What do you think?

  • Reputation Documents and WikiPedia

    Bayle Shanks wrote about a proposed distributed reputation document standard, which I found very interesting. But I think the way 'reputation type'…

  • Trust metrics wiki

    I see that this has been linked only indirectly from here, so I thought people in this community would like to know about Trust Metrics Wiki.

  • TrustFlow frequently asked questions

    TrustFlow for LiveJournal Frequently asked questions What do the results mean? TrustFlow is making a guess at who is "near" your friends…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.