People, Profiles & Trust: The Book Is Out!

posted by alex and eric

We’re glad to announce that our book, People, Profiles & Trust: On trust in web-mediated social spaces, is now available! You can download it for free as a pdf, read it online or order the paperback version directly from Amazon ($14.95). Here’s the book in widget form so that you can have a look:

January 10th, 2009

Open Call for Book Peer Review

posted by alex

So, the book is just about done and, of course, it would be great to get some opinions and proof reading help from as many people as possible (“given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow…”). The book is academic in nature so it would be great to have a few native English speaking academics give it a read.

If you are interested, please let us know and we’ll send you the manuscript (contact [at]

On a side note, we’re just on our way to Reboot9 for a trust-presentation (17:20 in the “small hall”), if you’ll be there come over and say hi!

May 30th, 2007

Trustmojo Talk at Pixelache Next Week

posted by eric

We’re doing a talk on trust at Pixelache Festival 2007 in Helsinki the 29th of March. More talks are in the pipeline and our little book on trust is coming along nicely. From the talk description:

Trust has long been essential to all collaboration, commerce and the forming of community and society in the offline world. Trustmojo is a research project exploring the nature of interpersonal trust in the increasingly prominent world of web-mediated social spaces. The starting point of the project is a study on four california-based Web 2.0 services in which trust takes on vital roles. The study serves as the basis for an analysis that borrows theories from offline sociology in order to better understand how trust forms and transforms online. In this presentation some exciting findings will be exposed and discussed.

March 21st, 2007