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and still the hardest part for you to put your trust in me
Prompted by jiggery_pokery, I finally got round to trying the TrustFlow trust metric.

Top 50 people closest to my friends list:

1: sphyg
2: lusercop
3: antinomy
4: vyvyan
5: mjg59
6: beckyc
7: ptc24
8: nassus

Okay, so the top 8 people are all people I know and probably should have added to my friends list, since at least some of them have friended me. Sorry guys.

9: damerell

No thanks.

10: kitty_goth

Not sure why kitty isn't on my friends list... (Will add!)

11: pto452
12: youngbloke
13: babyholly

Er, a car and two as yet unborn babies. :)

The rest are a mixture of: people I should know; people I do know (but not well); people I know well enough to know that I don't want to know them well; people I've lost touch with; people I don't know at all; and web comics. But a good few are friends-of-friends whose names keep popping up & whom I really ought to find out more about.

14: valkyriekaren
15: rmc28
16: atreic
17: hsenag
18: news
19: dilbert_feed
20: mtbc100
21: calnhobbes
22: sys64738
23: lj_maintenance
24: bellinghman
25: claroscuro
26: bellinghwoman
27: rillaith
28: simon_cozens
29: cleanskies
30: hmw26
31: naranek
32: narenek
33: mstevens
34: aldabra
35: naath
36: atommickbrane
37: buzzy_bee
38: shadow_jess
39: glitterboy1
40: feanelwa
41: _nicolai_
42: damned_colonial
43: domh
44: weds
45: morayallan
46: choric
47: diffrentcolours
48: blarglefiend
49: pm215
50: wildeabandon

(Oh, and looky-here who's in last place. How funny.)

I think this is really interesting because it shows me that people are, y'know, all kind of interconnected. <p;yawn>

Current Mood: intertwingled
Now playing: Shibusashirazu: Shibu-Hata

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jiggery_pokery From: jiggery_pokery Date: August 5th, 2003 05:19 am (UTC) (Link)
boyofbadgers From: boyofbadgers Date: August 5th, 2003 05:25 am (UTC) (Link)
It is only a metric of trust if you put trust data into it!
j4 From: j4 Date: August 5th, 2003 06:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't think this system measures trust at all --- in fact, I'm not sure what it does measure.

It measures intertwingularity of social circles. Or rather, it "measures" (in a unit whose value we don't know) whose LJs you read (which you should know anyway), and whose LJs those people read.

Actually, having said that, it is more complex than just what people read -- I don't actually read the journals of all the people who are on my friends list, and I do read the journals of a few people who aren't on my friends list ("keep your friends close, and your enemies closer").
imc From: imc Date: August 7th, 2003 12:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Personally, I'd like to see the results of a model which looks for the number of times your friends appear on your friends friends lists.

This info is already available if you don't mind reading down the list to pick out your friends. Oh, and it's only available for paid users. But apart from that. . .

PS. Spelling corrections x 10: algorithm
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