Rating Friends Without Making Enemies

  title={Rating Friends Without Making Enemies},
  author={Lada A. Adamic and Debra Lauterbach and ChunYuen Teng and Mark S. Ackerman},
As online social networks expand their role beyond maintaining existing relationships, they may look to more faceted ratings to support the formation of new connections between their users. Our study focuses on one community employing faceted ratings, CouchSurfing.org, and combines data analysis of ratings, a large-scale survey, and in-depth interviews. In order to understand the ratings, we revisit the notions of friendship and trust and uncover an asymmetry: close friendship includes trust… CONTINUE READING

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