Why Trustmojo?

posted by alex

We’ve had some questions about the name “Trustmojo” so I thought the Oxford American Dictionaries might help shed some light on our choice.

Trustfirm belief in the reliability, truth, ability or strength of someone or something /…/ acceptance of the truth of a statement without evidence or investigation
Mojoa magic charm, talisman, or spell

Muddywaters-1I’ve got my mojo working but it just don’t work on you” / Muddy Waters, 1960 Even though I have objections to the definition of trust (especially “firm belief” as I think it trust can be loose) I think the definition of mojo works well. Trust is intangible, fuzzy, often implicit and generally hard to grasp or explicate adding an almost magic-like quality to it. Thus Trustmojo is about the “magic” of trust and in a sense, an attempt to demystify the aura surrounding it.

July 9th, 2006
   

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