I am extremely pleased to announce the alpha release of Espra Trustmap. Trustmaps fulfill a real need on the web of knowing who to trust and for what. It allows for the creation of many useful things, including a PageRank for People and provides the infrastructure needed to overcome problems like information overload.
Browsing Trustmaps through a Graphical Navigator.
Adding users from Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, Flickr or YouTube to your Trustmap using Contextual Identifiers, e.g.
~twitter:timoreilly or @timoreilly ~facebook:thruflo ~delicious:qopi ~flickr:olasofia ~youtube:happyseaurchin
A Command-line Syntax which you can even use through Twitter!
An Open API to manage trustmaps and query the trust data — allowing developers to create their own trustmap-based apps.
A demo application — tweets.trustmap.org — which allows you to do Twitter searches across individual Trustmaps.
This is just the beginning — an alpha release on top of App Engine. It's part of a much bigger vision of an open source, peer-to-peer web platform and reputation economy. You can help out by supporting Espra!
To keep posted:
And if you want to get involved in any way you can:
- Use this webchat client to join the live chat on irc://irc.freenode.net/esp.
- Clone the plexnet repository on GitHub.
Apologies in advance for all the bugs — it's an alpha release after all and is mainly intended as a working proof of concept. I hope you like the direction it is heading in and look forward to finding out what you think.
I'd also appreciate it if you would help out by supporting Espra — Thanks!