Navigating the digital world today is akin to being in a vast library with no librarian: The sheer volume of content is overwhelming, and its value varies dramatically. Add the upcoming AI-driven explosion in content production, and we're looking at a future where discerning valuable content from the noise will become a Herculean task.
In light of these challenges, our team at trustedd saw room for improvement. We found that many rating systems were either too simple, favoring popular opinions over accuracy, or too complex, leaving users in the dark about how ratings were calculated. We saw a need for a more detailed, reliable rating system that could separate the good from the bad while still being easy to use and understand. This led us to create the trustedd Score.
As a data scientist and writer, I've seen how the flood of online content can overwhelm people. I've been working with our CEO, Christof, for years on a solution: the trustedd Score. We created this system because we saw the need for trustworthy, easy-to-find information, especially as we move into a future where AI will likely create even more content.
In this article, I'll explain how the trustedd Score works and the ideas that helped shape it. We believe trustedd will be a valuable tool for anyone looking for reliable information in our rapidly expanding digital world.
Understanding the trustedd Score
The trustedd Score is based on three key components: expert reviews, user reviews, and reviews from external databases. Each contributes equally to the final score.
- Expert Reviews: Experts on Trustedd review content within their area of expertise, adding substantial value to the scoring system. A user may be an expert in any given area if they have the necessary qualifications regardless of their overall user level. Users who frequently publish high-quality content and maintain a positive like/dislike ratio in their comments in a specific area can increase their voting weight while reviewing products and content about the same topic.
- User Reviews: All users can review content, but the impact of their scores varies. The system assigns users levels, from Beginner to Intermediate, and Professional. The higher the level, the greater the impact of their scores. The user level is determined by the user score, we will get to that in a second.
- External Database Reviews: Trustedd incorporates reviews from reliable external databases, providing an unbiased perspective to the score.
Calculation of User Score
Every user on trustedd has a User Score, which can be up to 5 points. It's determined by three categories:
- Obligatory: Users receive 1 point for completing their profile and verifying their information.
- Activity: Users earn points through active engagement on the platform. This includes actions like sharing content, commenting, logging in daily, and purchasing and reviewing products.
- Qualification: The remaining points are based on users' competence. If the user's comments have a high like/dislike ratio, and their content/products have a high average score, they earn more points.
Bonus: Users can also earn temporary Bonus Scores by reporting a bug, flagging inappropriate content, or suggesting a feature that gets implemented.
To wrap up, the trustedd Score is our answer to making the huge world of digital content easier to navigate. By combining expert reviews, user ratings, and data from respected databases, we've made a score that tells you how trustworthy an article is in a quick, clear way.
At trustedd , our goal is to give you reliable information easily. The trustedd Score is a big part of that – it means you don't have to spend a lot of time checking a source or digging into an article—you can see at a glance whether it's trustworthy or not.
With so much content out there, it's hard to know what's reliable and what's not. That's where trustedd comes in. The trustedd Score is more than a rating—it's a tool for openness, a sign of trust, and a guide to help you find your way through the world of digital content.
We will finalize the score during this week and it will be available on our platform shortly.