***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** That paper appears to look at... > user practices in online product reviews at several leading > ecommerce sites Yes, written reviews are easy to spin... release a book, get all of your friends/bots to write a good review on Amazon. Most books [non- bestsellers] have < 10 written reviews -- not hard to get a + majority. What matters is the actual buying behavior -- putting your money where your mouth/keyboard is. Actual purchase patterns are hard to spin unless you have a lot of money and a strong agenda. ;-) Valdis On Jan 3, 2007, at 1:26 AM, Lisa Stampnitzky wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > Trevor Pinch has also been doing work on recommender/reviewer > systems- see > e.g. > Shay David and Trevor Pinch "Six degrees of reputation: The use and > abuse of > online review and recommendation systems" > http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=857505 _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.