re: Epinions Web Of Trust

Mark Kuharich (
Wed, 08 Sep 1999 11:32:16 -0700

Mark Baker wrote:
"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 like this"

I concur with your thoughts. Also, what do you think about Amazon's
actions in this area (collaborative filtering based upon data mining)?
Can one quickly ramp up a web of trust based upon the purchase histories
of 10 million clients?

Mark Kuharich

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