Each rating system is "neither more nor less" than what people make. In this idea, I think connect.me has chose the right track by making users aware, by this article, that everyone is responsible for the strength or weakness of their platform. [note MG]
Just under a month ago, the Connect.Me private beta introduced the highest of the four trust levels defined by the Respect Trust Framework: Trust Anchor. The special role of a Trust Anchor in building a socially-curated reputation network is explained here on the Connect.Me site, here on the Connect.Me blog, and here in a guest blog post last December. In a nutshell:
- Trust Anchor status is the highest level of social verification of your identity.
- Trust Anchor status is the most social proof that you are vouching honestly.
- As a Trust Anchor you agree to accept the highest level of responsibility for protecting the integrity of the trust network.
The value of this level of proof of your identity and reputation explains why Connect.Me users have been eager to achieve the Trust Anchor ribbon on their Connect.Me card:...