The Reputation Guy


Welcome to The Reputation Guy’s blog

Posted in Online Reputation by thereputationguy on February 11, 2006

Welcome to my little section of the web.

I will be spending most of my time discussing the sphere of bringing a globally accessible reputation system to the Web. So a fair question would be what exactly is a globally accessible reputation system? First of all, this is not the exact terminology used by my employer, Opinity. We spend a fair amount of time just discussing what the right wording and phrasing are.

To apply a simplistic viewpoint on what a “globally accessible reputation system” is, it simply provides a means for people, who are online, to become something more than a complete nobody.

I should be clear upfront – this does not necessarily mean giving up any personal information. It’s entirely possible for a person, within a community (e.g. forum), to have a very well-known, strong, well-respected reputation, yet the community may know nothing personal about the poster. In practice of course the poster tends to divulge personal information as a matter of course, but does not necessarily affect their standing in that community. Areas where the user may feel the need to disclose more would be activities like ecommerce, dating and other activities that requires a high degree of trust of an “online identity”, but Opinity leaves the final decision to the user.

My focus will be away from a lot of the high-level philosophical discussions that are going on, and will instead discuss how to actually make such a system work in practice.

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  1. Vince said,

    It’s good to see that FINALLY the online reputation issue on the internet is addressed. I think that this is a great idea to create a mobile reputation system like that of Opinity.com. Good job keep up the good work


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