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Re: creating a decentralized web of trust

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:20:43 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhKDF5T_L_YfUmpAsBbTjDxjoTDmYpnSQddapgbQxpNyTw@mail.gmail.com>
To: St├ęphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com>
Cc: public-rww <public-rww@w3.org>
On 31 August 2015 at 20:13, St├ęphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com>
wrote:

> and possibly also this one, specifically around trust on the web:
> http://www.vldb.org/pvldb/vol8/p938-dong.pdf
>

Thanks, love it!


>
> On Thu, Aug 13, 2015 at 10:41 AM, Melvin Carvalho <
> melvincarvalho@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> On 25 July 2015 at 21:34, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I've been working lately on creating an identity provider based on the
>>> github API
>>>
>>> In weaving the web, timbl wrote: "The trust engine is the most powerful
>>> sort of agent on the Semantic Web" and Im trying to look for ideas on how
>>> to create such a thing.  Note also that this group incorporated the web of
>>> trust group some time back.  I think when reading and writing to the web
>>> it's going to be increasingly important to know whether or not you can
>>> trust someone with write access.
>>>
>>> So, Github provides a number of social signals:
>>>
>>> - followers
>>> - date joined
>>> - link to email/homepage
>>> - repositories you are a member of
>>> - project contributions
>>> - how many of your projects are starred
>>> - how frequently you have worked
>>>
>>> And a few more.  I am looking to see how to combine these facts to get a
>>> signal score between 0% - 100% as a rough rating, which I can then publish.
>>>
>>> My algorithm so far is quite basic so far, and only a starting point
>>>
>>> I multiply the #followers * 3 up to a maximum of 30 followers.  e.g.
>>>
>>> http://gitpay.org/torvalds -- 90%
>>> http://gitpay.org/stratus -- 9 followers = 27%
>>>
>>> I am looking for ideas on how to improve this algorithm, or maybe find a
>>> set of algorithms people can choose from to get out a trust score (however
>>> i am scpetical people will have time to code them).
>>>
>>> The other problem I see is.  You could have a great reputation on
>>> twitter, but only 1-2 followers on github that would then not be indicative
>>> of overall trust.
>>>
>>> One question I've been thinking about is "should older accounts be
>>> trusted more than new ones?"
>>>
>>> Would be interested if there were any thoughts on this.
>>>
>>
>> This paper from facebook offers some interesting insights:
>>
>> http://www.vldb.org/pvldb/vol8/p1804-ching.pdf
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Steph.
>
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