Have wasted an hour in the CMS cafe talking politics and morals with Ed and Miklos again. Sometimes I wonder if we're doing maths or RE!
Today is looking like it will be full of chores but short of work. Ah well. Just have to hold on until the end of term and all will be fine...
Most trusted non-friends meme:
)Who are your most trusted non-friends?
What does trusted non-friends mean then? It looks like a highest friends-of-friends-not-yours list, but what's that to do with trust? I'm confused. If they're not your friends, they're not trusted, surely?
|Date:||March 5th, 2004 03:35 am (UTC)|| |
Yes. It's a misnomer, and is basically as you suggest.
I think the idea is that it's people who are trusted by people you trust.
Perhaps it should be renamed 'people you don't trust to whom stuff about you is likely to leak out anyway', then :)
|Date:||March 5th, 2004 08:07 am (UTC)|| |
Definitely. (Actually, I'm fairly certain that none of the people on my list would be interested, but...)
|Date:||March 5th, 2004 07:28 am (UTC)|| |
It seemed easier to refer to the meme by the name it was travelling by, rather than try and accurately describe the thing only to have people look at it and go "but that's nothing new - it's just the trusted-non-friends-meme!"
|Date:||March 5th, 2004 06:40 am (UTC)|| |
Why do people keep referring to this as "trust", when it has nothing to do with it?
|Date:||March 5th, 2004 06:52 am (UTC)|| |
I think 'trust metrics' is a technical term, which means they might (as commented on above) be using 'trust' in the technical sense - i.e. where the leaks are likely to be!
I disagree. I think it does approximately what it says on the tin. Obviously the people on LJ I trust most are my "friends". Clearly I don't trust any of my non-friends that much, or I would have added them by now. However, I like to think that my friends have, in general, good taste and judgement, and therefore that people they trust are likely to be trustworthy. Hence, I would be inclined to trust some one who was themselves trusted by many people whom I trust. Moreover, in point of fact, I am inclined to trust the people at the top of my most-trusted-non-friends list. I have seen their comments around the place, and they seem generally sensible and supportive, and I have heard people whose opinions I credit speak favourably of them.
In fact, after running the program, I immediately added the top two names, because I realised that they were sufficiently trusted to be moved out of the non-friends category.
|Date:||March 5th, 2004 03:58 pm (UTC)|| |
Last time I ran one of these things the top name was someone who'd physically attacked me. One's friends' friends are not automatically trustworthy.
|Date:||March 9th, 2004 01:57 pm (UTC)|| |
yeees. that comment makes me look rather reflectively at my own actual friends list.