With the internet, trust in universities and newspapers is fading while the amount of content we're interacting with is exploding.

This void of legitimacy is filled by reputation systems that collapse reputation into likes, retweets, stars, karma-points, tokens or hyperlink density. Combined with engagement-optimizing algorithms, credibility has become a function of virality.

As a result, we are struggling to know who to trust, who to follow, and how to make sense of the world.

Replabs believes the way out is to build distributed, multi-dimensional reputation systems. If you're interested, follow us on Substack: