Social networking

Hardeep Singh hs2412 at
Mon Dec 31 17:40:11 CET 2007

Hi All

Current social networking sites have a major problem: anybody can
download your photograph and related details, edit them to his wish,
and repost on the same site.

I would suggest the following: building of, or using an existing WOT
and each person wishing to join the social networking site be asked to
get his profile (photo, name, DOB and some basic details) signed by
three people already in the WOT. Once this is done, a centralised
identity, sign the profile having verified the signatures by the other
three people. Uploads of the photo and profile to any social
networking site would then require a profile signed by the centralised
authority. An exchange of any secret can be done to ensure that the
person uploading the profile is the owner, and the basic details
entered by the uploader verified against those in the profile.

Does this make sense? Is there a way to make this work without the
centralised identity?


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