F. Randall "Randy" Farmer has been creating online community systems for over 30 years, and has co-invented many of the basic structures for both virtual worlds and social software. His accomplishments include numerous industry firsts (such as the first virtual world, the first avatars, and the first online marketplace). Randy worked as the community strategic analyst for Yahoo!, advising Yahoo properties on construction of their online communities. Randy was the principal designer of Yahoo's global reputation platform and the reputation models that were deployed on it.
Bryce Glass is a principal interaction designer for Manta Media, Inc. Over the past 13 years, he's worked on social and community products for some of the web's best-known brands (Netscape, America Online and Yahoo!).
Excellent read! Very informative and a great explanation of reputation constructs. The book includes many great tips, tricks and real world examples. Read morePublished 9 months ago by robinjohnobrien
I was really hoping for a book of good ideas for what I should and should not include in my own site. Read morePublished 20 months ago by scribble
This is a really interesting book about allowing users to provide feedback/ratings on your content or services, including common algorithms for calculating those ratings, the value... Read morePublished on August 10, 2010 by ueberhund
Building Web Reputation Systems is a recommended pick for any library strong in web development, and tells how to scale a reputation system to handle an inflow of user... Read morePublished on July 20, 2010 by Midwest Book Review
I read this book so that I could blog about online reputation (see [...]and am very glad I did. Farmer and Glass know their stuff, and they explain both the whys and hows of online... Read morePublished on May 6, 2010 by Daniel Tunkelang