These guys really need a database to start from, something like
Sixdegrees, Planetall, or access to the server-side stored buddy
lists of ICQ/AIM/etc.. Without mining the Web of Trust that's
already out there (albeit in odd and difficult to process forms),
it's doubtful anybody will ever reach critical mass with an effort
(btw, there's finally something up at http://www.epinions.com)
Web Of Trust
You need to buy a car, but you don't know where to start.
Do you ask ten strangers
on the street for advice? Do you trust the salesman? No!
You trust your friends and
the people they trust.
The Web of Trust is like a circle of friends,
providing trusted and relevant
You benefit from the knowledge of experts identified
and trusted by your friends.
Save time by reading only the epinions you most want
How it Works
Just a few mouse clicks taps into any community's Web
You choose members and rate reviews to teach the Web
of Trust who you trust and
what you want to see.
You and your friends decide what's important, not
The more you use Epinions.com, the more trusted,
relevant and useful it becomes!
Build your Web of Trust!
Trust members by selecting "Click here if you trust
this member's epinions".
Invite your friends and make them trusted members!
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