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Building Web 2.0 Reputation Systems Companion Wiki

— UPDATE April 23, 2009 —

The first draft of Chapter 2 - A Grammar for Reputation is now available for review and it's all about our reputation graphical grammar - the linchpin of the book and probably the most important work we're doing. Please take a look and leave feedback.

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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