Decentralized Product Reviews

By Deane Barker on October 26, 2003

A Distributed Product Review Data Standard: Good ideas here for an Epinions-like framework for product reviews.

“I think we could all profit from a decentralized way of standardized product reviewing, something like a standard for product review metadata. The data would be created by individuals decentrally on their own sites or other sites, and via the data standard it could be made accessible to centralized services and back to those individuals again in an enhanced way.”

This would allow people to contribute to a centralized system, again like Epinions, yet retain the content on their own sites.