Trust Deficits in Social Networks

"Social networks have something of a trust deficit, which will either limit or make “more expensive” its ability to offer new services.  The product teams at social networks have proven their ability to offer compelling services in exchange for personal information, but our research shows that people place a relatively low value on their social […]

Strong Ties of our Social Core

I've been working through some key elements of an emerging opportunity in what I've been calling our "Social Core".   What do I mean by our Social Core?      I define our social core as the vital few, strong social ties we have with family, friends and colleagues in our life.  They are the trusted core […]

Trust Extends From Our Social Core

Who do you trust online?  Mathew Ingram from GigaOm summarizes a conversation with Craig Newmark and what he thinks is the next big problem the web has to solve. "And what is that? The question of who to trust online, according to Newmark. To solve it, he believes that what the web needs is a “distributed […]

Informed Opinion and Real Expertise

"…publishers have to stop seeking simply the most controversial opinions. They're abundant: every talking head can churn one out, and faux "news" of every kind is already chock full of 'em shrieking at one another. Instead, successful opinion arbitrageurs must seek the most informed opinions, gooey with expertise, thick with real value for readers. Those […]