Manifesto for the Reputation Society

  • Hassan Masum
  • Yi–Cheng Zhang

Abstract

Information overload, challenges of evaluating quality, and the opportunity to benefit from experiences of others have spurred the development of reputation systems. Most Internet sites which mediate between large numbers of people use some form of reputation mechanism: Slashdot, eBay, ePinions, Amazon, and Google all make use of collaborative filtering, recommender systems, or shared judgements of quality. But we suggest the potential utility of reputation services is far greater, touching nearly every aspect of society. By leveraging our limited and local human judgement power with collective networked filtering, it is possible to promote an interconnected ecology of socially beneficial reputation systems — to restrain the baser side of human nature, while unleashing positive social changes and enabling the realization of ever higher goals.
Published
2004-07-05
How to Cite
Masum, H., & Zhang, Y. (2004). Manifesto for the Reputation Society. First Monday, 9(7). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v9i7.1158
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Articles