The Reputation Guy

Six degrees of reputation

Posted in Uncategorized by thereputationguy on May 2, 2006

There is an interesting article on First Monday called Six degrees of reputation. The authors mainly focused on written reviews, and not so much on the quantitative reviewing mechanisms.

They clearly put a lot of effort and thought into it, even going so far as to write an application to compare reviews to see if there were a lot of duplication (e.g. cheating).

Unfortunately it stopped at the results of their findings, and didn't actually come up with any recommendations. They document several issues in excellent detail. I would have loved to get their thoughts in the case that they were in charge of the reviews at Amazon for example.