Metamocracy LLC specializes in reputation systems for online communities.
A reputation system is a tool used to identify the respected (or not so respected) members of a community based on the opinions of other community members. They are powerful tools to enhance the level of dialog and cooperation within a community, and we believe that most reputation systems currently deployed are only scratching the surface of what's possible.
Our reputation systems are based on these key ideas:
Attack resistance. A nefarious user should not be able to exert disproportionate influence simply by creating multiple accounts or scripting basic actions.
Incorporation of negative reputation. Reputation systems that only account for positive reputation are good for comparing popularity, but popularity alone is not a sound basis for trust. If users are expected to interact in meaningful ways with strangers, we can expect them to first want to know both the good and the bad about others.
Subjectivity of reputation. Reputation calculations should depend on point of view. Reputation systems that assign everyone a global reputation value merely enforce a universal monoculture that drowns out minority voices. Reputation systems should work for the minority groups as well, by computing reputation values that reflect the biases of individual users or groups.