The Whuffie Bank is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a new currency based on reputation that could be redeemed for real and virtual products and services. The higher your reputation, the wealthier you are.
It's in the same spirit of Creative Commons, an organization that's changing the contract between our ideas and us; we want to build an open organization that aims to measure and enable the exchange of online reputation.
How it works
For today's world's needs, those who can make a positive contribution to society aren't always the ones who can produce as much. So we need to go a step forward and create a new kind of currency that's not based only on productivity, but on a deeper core value that we can now begin to measure: Reputation.
The Whuffie (a term coined by Cory Doctorow) is issued based on a reputation algorithm that blends information from different social networks. As we develop and refine the algorithm that tracks public user activity over the net, the Whuffie will become an accurate reflection of your web reputation. And as the Internet and social networks become a large part of people’s lives, your web influence will become an increasingly accurate reflection of you.
The Whuffie Bank today is alive thanks to the generous and continued support of people like you. Spread the word about WHF to your friends and family or donate and help build the commons.
Donate - We are a non-profit organization and we live through supporter's donations.
- Help spread the word - Open your Whuffie Bank Account, Tell your friends on Twitter or get a Support Button.
- Social Networks - Check our Twitter and Facebook page.
- Volunteer - Join us and help us build a currency based on reputation.
Show your whuffie love using our fancy t-shirts, mugs or caps.
The Whuffie Bank is a growing collaborative effort led by technologist, entrepreneurs, economists and enthusiasts all over the world.
Join our team.