Omidyar Network Reputation System

Joi Ito points to an interesting experiment: ” When you join, you start with a feedback bank of 10 points. Your feedback bank can be given away, one point at a time, as either positive feedback or negative feedback to any member, workspace or discussion…As you use, your feedback bank will increase, based on how you use, and what you do. You basically get more “credit” in your feedback bank the more you contribute. If you simply “lurk,” which means you don’t ever post a comment or start a discussion, etc., your feedback bank will grow far more slowly. If you are an active discussion participant, and you contribute to a group’s workspace, your feedback bank will grow more quickly. In fact, even the act of giving feedback will help your feedback bank grow. If someone gives you positive feedback, both your score and your feedback bank will increase by one.”

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Rajesh Jain

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