Reputation can be considered as a component of the identity as deﬁned by others.
Reputation is known to be an ubiquitous, spontaneous and highly e
cient mechanism of social control in natural societies. It is a subject of study in social, management and technological sciences. Its inﬂuence ranges from competitive settings, like individuals, or like markets, to cooperative ones, like ﬁrms, organisations, institutions and communities.
“We believe having an online reputation is one of the biggest trends in recent years. We o
er the online community a Reputation Performance Analysis (RPA) platform which visualizes the day-to-day performance of a reputation provided by data generated by the users and services of the internet. Rankingz is monitoring search engines, blogs, wiki’s, fora, social networks, communities and micro blogs.”
(Denis Doeland/Edwin Witvoet)