Bookmarked Why Reputation? by an author (Hapgood)

I have a reputation, which is the trace of past events and current relationships in a social system. But that reputation isnโ€™t really separate from the techniques others use to decode and utilize my reputation for decision-making.

This relationship is synergistic.

Responding to Xiao Mina’s reflection on dissensus, Mike Caulfield discusses the challenge of reputation.
Bookmarked The Reputation Game (New Statesman)

Today, everyoneโ€™s second self is encoded in contrails of data: pictures, ratings, clicks, tweets, searches and purchases. Corporations and governments rake over this information and fix us in it: we are subjected to the scrutiny applied to celebrities but without the fame or the free stuff. In one possible future, everyone will be ranked like hotels on TripAdvisor. In one possible present, in fact: the Chinese government is implementing a scheme that will give each of its 1.4 billion citizens a score for trustworthiness, with the stated aim of building a culture of โ€œsincerityโ€.

Ian Leslie looks into the question of reputation through the review of two books:ย Reputation: What It Is and Why It Matters by Gloria Origgi and The Reputation Game: The Art of Changing How People See You by David Waller and Rupert Younger. It is an interesting read, especially in light of everything about Harvey Weinstein and the media men list.