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Building Web 2.0 Reputation Systems Companion Wiki

— UPDATE January 27, 2009 —

Chapter summaries from the book proposal now fill in the index to the left. Feel free to comment on any section you like, as early feedback means more clear focus when we write the chapter.

— UPDATE January 24, 2009 —

Suggest an Animal for the cover of this book!

— UPDATE January 23, 2009 —

The first draft of Chapter 8: Displaying Reputation has just been submitted to O'Reilly for initial editorial review and is also ready for those of you who are brave enough to plow through it in raw form. We really appreciate the feedback we've been getting from you, either here or on the blog, or in email. Keep it coming

Bryce and Randy

This wiki is a companion for the upcoming Yahoo!Press/O'Reilly Media book: Building Web 2.0 Reputation Systems written by F. Randall “Randy” Farmer and Bryce Glass.

Reputations Systems are becoming increasingly critical to the web in general as people and businesses need to sort through the unprecedented volumes of user generated content produced globally every second of every day. We thought it needed a book to help establish a grammar for thinking about and designing these crucial systems. To date, this topic hasn't been covered in book form, with bits and pieces all spread around, mostly as corporate anecdotes or academic research papers.

Since this is an attempt to build a new shared model for describing reputation systems, it seems logical that this book should be written in the un-book style - with the text available for peer scrutiny and feedback incrementally, as it is written.

Initially, the authors will keep control on the master text, hoping that enabling anonymous commenting on every page will serve the purpose of allowing your substantive suggestions/corrections/enhancements. This way you won't need an account to participate and we'll be able to keep the conversion process under control.

Feel free to leave comments here about any structural changes you'd like to see to this wiki or any other comments about the process.

Randy Farmer and Bryce Glass

P.S.: If you're really into it, you can subscribe to the RSS feed of most recently changed pages and keep up with every single substantive change over time.

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