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  Reputation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Reputation is the general opinion (more technically, a social evaluation) of the public toward a person, a group of people, or an organization.
In fact, reputation is a highly dynamic phenomenon in two distinct senses: it is subject to change, especially as an effect of corruption, errors, deception, etc.; and it emerges as an effect of a multi-level bidirectional process.
Reputation proceeds from the level of individual cognition (when is born, possible as an image, but not always) to the level of social propagation (at this level, it not necessarily believed from any agent) and from this level back to that of individual cognition again (when it is accepted).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Reputation   (1808 words)

Reputation provides what Axelrod refers to as "the shadow of the future", with participants in a system considering the effect of current misbehavior on future interactions, even if future interactions are with different people.
Reputation systems are more readily thought of as those systems that attempt to attach reputation to an identity and make an ongoing assessment of that reputation.
In summary, useful reputation mechanisms cannot and should not be designed without regards to the economics of the problem, but rather through a careful consideration of both the computational and incentive aspects of well-functioning reputation systems.
www.freehaven.net /~arma/jean.html   (6795 words)

 Reputation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The notion of reputation is commonly used in social life and economy, and there exists a common sense regarding its meaning.
Reputation can be seen as a state variable that gives evidence about the missing information; thus, reputation gives the incentives to providers and consumers to behave properly.
However, the accurate calculation of the reputation value by itself may not be adequate as a mechanism to improve the achievable efficiency of high-performing peers and to provide the right incentives for peers to offer services of high quality.
nes.aueb.gr /reputation.html   (1191 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Reputation (As Property)
In much the same way his reputation, which is the outcome of his meritorious activity, is his property.
We assume, of course, that reputation is the opinion held by many about a person's life and behaviour.
Granted that this is founded upon error or ignorance as to the actual conditions, still the isolated knowledge of one or other as to the real state of affairs confers no right to take from him the general favourable appreciation which he, as a matter of fact, enjoys.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12776c.htm   (549 words)

 Morrissey and Company - 2005 Massachusetts Corporate Reputation Survey
Reputation is the enduring character of an enterprise - it's the feeling people get when they think of a company or organization.
Smart organizations understand that a reputation, however intangible, is a valuable asset in the marketplace.
The Massachusetts Corporate Reputation Survey (MCRS) is the only annual survey that ranks the reputations of the state's leading private and public organizations.
www.reputationsurvey.com   (402 words)

 Mindjack - Feature - Spinning the Web: The Realities of Online Reputation Management
"Online reputation management" is reminiscent of the political term "spin control." But the Internet is not traditional media, and opportunities for controlling one's reputation are quite different – in theory unlimited, but in practice limited by an almost inherent lack of focus, and the countervailing weight of mainstream media.
However, compared to the vast readership of a reputation manager like the Associated Press, with tens of millions of readers, or newscaster Paul Harvey, with enormous credibility and over 10 million devoted listeners, they are but a drop in the bucket, promising though they may be.
Mainstream media, by the "permission of the marketplace", is for practical purposes a push technology – unless people start throwing their morning paper in the trash unread, and put the radio and TV in the closet.
www.mindjack.com /feature/spin.html   (2601 words)

 Repairing a Bad Reputation: It Takes More Than Good Works
Reputations are built by years of hard work, and can be damaged or destroyed in the blink of an eye.
The point of all this is that the job of rebuilding a bad reputation is not one of good works, but one of politics.
A bad reputation creates alienation from the campus community.You're the "them" in the "us against them." To change that, you need to become a part of the community; to do that, you need to be invited in.
staff.valpo.edu /myohe/papers/02repu/02repud.htm   (3569 words)

 Reputation - WoWWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Reputation is, for a large number of players, their end-game.
Some reputations will not show up in the combat log without a mod, since the updates to reputation are sometimes not notified to the player.
RRQ's that increase reputation with the Warsong Clan:
www.wowwiki.com /Reputation   (5397 words)

 Reputation Managers are Happening (Alertbox Sept. 1999)
The reputation metrics are typically collected from other users who have had dealings with the thing that is being rated.
In the simplest case, the reputation of something is the average rating received from all users who have interacted with it in the past.
Reputations managers will thus cause a renaissance for good customer service: the way a company treats any individual customer will be fed directly back into its reputation ranking and will influence its future sales.
www.useit.com /alertbox/990905.html   (1438 words)

 Review of Conte, Rosaria and Paolucci, Mario: Reputation in Artificial Societies: Social Beliefs for Social Order
The authors stress that reputation cannot be understood as a "static attribute, rigidly codified as footprints of social hierarchy".
The first chapter of this part consists of a description of a socio-cognitive model of reputation, in which reputation is understood in terms of the output of a social process of information transmission that works on an input that is called the "image of the agent".
Reputation is viewed as a "secondary effect of reciprocal altruism", because it allows trustworthy partners to be selected and their identities to be kept hidden from utilitarian agents and because agents have a higher probability of survival and reproduction if they provide material and informational help to one another.
jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk /7/3/reviews/squazzoni.html   (4348 words)

 Reputation: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Reputation is the general opinion of the public towards a person (A human being), a group of people (additional info and facts about group of people), or an organization (A group of people who work together).
Many businesses have public relations (A promotion intended to create goodwill for a person or institution) departments dedicated to managing their reputation.
Reputation is a factor in any online community where trust (Something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary)) is important.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/re/reputation.htm   (208 words)

 Reputation Management   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A good reputation is so important to the success of an organization it deserves the same attention given physical, financial and intellectual assets.
A good reputation is a great competitive advantage.
Reputation will influence an organization’s ability to attract customers and employees, and to earn the support of other stakeholders.
www.osbornegroup.com /reputationmanagement.html   (98 words)

 Reputation Management (Alertbox Feb. 1998)
The simplest reputation manager would compute the average rating for each information source, but more advanced services would use ideas from collaborative filtering and compute different ratings for different users.
The resulting reputation can be used to direct users to sites that will be helpful or interesting, and it can be used to filter out the less valuable contributors in chat rooms and online discussions.
Reputation management will be especially valuable when combined with micro-payments: once you have to pay for clicks, you will be motivated to find out in advance whether the destination website is any good.
www.useit.com /alertbox/980208.html   (893 words)

 OpenPrivacy Initiative
Reputations are first class objects, that can be applied to any entity within the OpenPrivacy system.
In the reputation model, for each exchange, a server risks some amount of resources that is proportional to its trust that the result will be satisfactory.
The whole area of digitally-authenticated reputations, and the "reputation capital" that accumulates or is affected by the opinions of others, is an area that combines economics, game theory, psychology, and expectations.
www.openprivacy.org /reputations   (548 words)

 Juliette Rouchier, Martin O'Connor, François Bousquet: The creation of a reputation
Integration reputation as a function of prestige reputation in a simulation where esteem evolves from 4 and where motivation for prestige is 8.
Sharing reputation as a function of prestige reputation in a simulation where the esteem is 5 and the variable constant is 9.
Sharing reputation as a function of prestige reputation among the agents in a simulation where they have a high esteem and their motivation varies with constant 10.
jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk /4/2/8.html   (8480 words)

 Reputation Capital and Exchange Mechanisms
A reputation exchange is similar to a currency exchange, but trades in reputation capital instead of money.
A particularly compelling feature is that reputation exchanges - unlike their currency-backed counterparts - are not zero-sum, in that the process of converting a reputation does not destroy the old one - it merely enables some reputation carry-though systems.
Or if a person on a Pymmetry-based system wants to move some of their reputation capital to a moderation-based system, they will be able to do so as long as their respective admins have linked in the reputation management framework and have defined some rules for the reputation exchange.
www.openprivacy.org /papers/200104-repcap.html   (860 words)

 Shorewalker.com - Of Google, Amazon and Weblogs: reputation management evolves
Reputation management has emerged as a core competency at many of the best-known Web sites.
Jakob Nielsen on reputation management: "Since there is no way for computers to automatically measure quality, we have to rely on human judgment for Web quality ratings.
The reputation manager is a way to automate the processing of such human judgments." See also his follow-up comment.
www.shorewalker.com /pages/reputation_manager-1.html   (948 words)

 Llewellyn Encyclopedia: Why Do Runes Have a Bad Reputation?
Part of it can be attributed to the magical efficacy of the runes.
The adoption of runes by those preaching doctrines of Aryan purity and the supremacy of the "master race," doctrines embraced with such enthusiasm by the Nazi movement, dealt another blow to the reputation of the runes, one that endures to the present day.
In fact the Nazis were not very good occultists, but their use of some runes and related symbols tainted them in the world mind.
www.llewellynencyclopedia.com /article/2354   (888 words)

 Manifesto for the Reputation Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Reputation and wealth are also both signals of some underlying task performed that is of value to others, albeit noisy signals — chance, deception, and the passiveness of observers all play a part.
Conversely, positive reputation as used by established institutions like museums, operas, and universities is a potential strategy, if for example a music fan would choose to pay some amount to become a "patron" of a band, in return for public acknowledgement of their status and access to a repository of the band’s music.
Deliberate skewing of reputations by those who benefit from their inaccuracy is one of the greatest operational problems reputation systems will face, once they have dealt with implementation issues like privacy and authentication.
firstmonday.org /issues/issue9_7/masum   (17985 words)

 World of Warcraft Community Site -> Info -> Basics -> Reputations
Gaining reputation with certain factions allows players to purchase items or undertake quests that are unavailable to other players.
The factions of the opposing team are always at the lowest reputation level of Hated, and are always locked in the "At War" state.
The Reputation tab displays on mouseover exactly how many reputation points you need to attain the next reputation level with that faction.
www.worldofwarcraft.com /info/basics/reputation.shtml   (436 words)

 Technorati Tag: reputation management
There are a growing number of organizations who are looking to monitor, track and analyze the ways that the public talks online about their products...
Accountants: cleaning up the reputation Filed in archive auditing and accountancy [IMG] Has the accounting profession recovered from scandals and...
Reputation is what you do or what you say and what others say about you.
technorati.com /tags/reputation+management   (660 words)

 Barbara French   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Barbara has distinguished herself as an effective communications consultant who excels in planning and implementing strategies to ensure clients get their messages seen and heard by the right people in the right way.
She is equally comfortable running a global team as she is directly executing programs, writing and working closely by her client's side.
Prior to starting Reputation, LLC, Barbara was an executive vice president one of the area's most established public relations and public affairs firms.
www.reputation.com /team/barbarafrench.htm   (396 words)

 The Reputation Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Reputations Research Network - people and papers from the research community on reputation systems.
MIT Reputation Mechanisms Symposium 2003 - wide range of technical papers on the design and behavior of reputation mechanisms.
But we suggest the potential utility of reputation services is far greater, touching nearly every aspect of society.
reputationsociety.com   (316 words)

 Harris Interactive | Research Expertise | Reputation Management
But in today’s market where consumer skepticism remains at high levels, discerning companies are acknowledging the importance of their own corporate reputations as corporate assets.
We use this powerful tool to assist you in understanding the foundation of your corporations' reputation, as well as the perceptions that are most closely associated with consumers' behavior when it comes to purchasing your company's products and stock.
The RQ is an assessment tool that captures perceptions of corporate reputations across industries, among multiple audiences, and is adaptable to countries outside the United States.
www.harrisinteractive.com /expertise/reputation.asp   (464 words)

 Opinity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Reputation provides trust, comfort, familiarity, or verifies suspicion, deceit.
Enabling new community members to establish an instant reputation by letting them share and verify the reputations they have earned on other sites.
Building rich reputation services that can be easily and seamlessly integrated in multiple ways.
www.opinity.com   (180 words)

 AlterNet: Reputation System
Reputation systems are also crucial to the blog community, whose members measure reputation in Web site traffic.
And yet I can't help thinking the reputation system is less about creating communities of friends than it is about building cults of personality around popular, "reputable" individuals.
In a reputation system, it's too easy for them to be exiled, cast beyond the bounds of what the community deems expressible.
www.alternet.org /story/13542   (917 words)

 Amazon.com: Reputation: Realizing Value from the Corporate Image: Books: Charles J. Fombrun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Much of what he says has appeared in highly specialized publications; in fact, his book represents the most recent popularized version of this topic--and one that is easy to read and understand.
In the first book to quantify the economic returns of reputation, Fombrun shows that by developing strong and consistent images, well-regarded companies create hidden assets that give them a distinct competitive advantage.
Fombrun's REPUTATION is an invaluable tool that can help PR counselors better explain the importance of actively managing the client's internal and external images.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0875846335?v=glance   (995 words)

 Links are All About Reputation - High RankingsĀ® Advisor
Influence weight made it harder to manipulate results, as the community reputation of the author plays a large part in the calculation.
Both businesses are using the reputation of the other one to enhance their selling proposition.
A network of links in from pages in the community that are truly related is going to build a stronger reputation for that page than a bunch of unrelated links.
www.highrankings.com /issue069.htm   (2542 words)

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