I've been reading postings on various blogs and websites, thank you Steve Garfield, and am intrigued by the need for transparency.
How do we promote transparency and accountability in the midst of increasing identity theft?
Reading anonymous consumer reviews before going to a movie or buying a book are interesting at best. The summarized rating seem to have more weight and are becoming more common. I only look at the details, examining the transparency of the comments, if the ratings are on the extremes or counter my assumption. This holds true for ratings on Amazon, Ebay and many retail websites.
The small community of professional critics have create a reputations. The larger community of blog posters requires readers to question and learn more about the qualifications of the posters until a reputation can be created.
Just some thoughts from a new poster.