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Reputation Manager


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A reputation manager is an independent service that keeps track of the rated quality, credibility, or some other desirable metric for each element in a set. The things being rated will typically be websites, companies, products, or people, but in theory anything can have a reputation that users may want to look up before taking action or doing business.

Read an excellent article on reputation management from Jakob Nielsen's "Alertbox" at useit.com.
This would then be akin to the "web of trust" that public key cryptograhy signers (in products like PGP) use to validate one another's signatures -- Alex Feldstein
Here's an example Reputation manager for Fire Fox addins: http://update.mozilla.org/extensions/showlist.php?type=E&application=firefox&category=Top%20Rated&numpg=150
Category Web Development
( Topic last updated: 2004.08.13 10:17:01 AM )