What is your Threeple network?
Every day we are collecting recommendations from the people around us on any number of different topics.
Books to read, places to eat, shows to watch. The list goes on.
The problem is that there is no way for us to keep a record of all these recommendations. Instead they get lost in chats, social feeds, emails and the blur of old conversations.
Threeple is a new type of social network for swapping recommendations for things that you love with your friends, family, colleagues and connections.
A place to curate the opinions of the people you trust on the topics that are important to you.
Building the trust graph
In the real world trust is subjective and contextual.
I trust some people but not others. I trust the opinion of some people on some topics and other people on other topics. Some people I trust because of their reputation, not because I know them.
5 star ratings don’t reflect this nuance and neither do traditional social networks which typically have a very one dimensional concept of a “friend”, “connection” or “follower”.
Threeple is different. It’s a new type of social network built on a graph that reflects the way trust exists in the real world.
The basis for how the context and subjectivity of trust works in the app is very simple:
- you invite people you trust to swap recommendations.
- you create groups on specific topics and invite people to swap recommendations in those groups if you value their opinion on the topic.
- outside of your groups, you follow recommendations of people whose opinion you value based on their reputation.
Groups is where you organise your recommendations. In your groups you can post and respond to requests for recommendations, keep the conversation going with comments (good or bad), upvote the recommendations you agree with and downvote the ones you don’t.
Threeple was born in 2017 when we started building a concept for a new trust graph that would allow users to swap recommendations for people delivering business services.
We ultimately called it Threeple because there are always three people in a trusted recommendation. For example, James (person 1) recommends graphic designer Michael (person 2) to Kylie (person 3).
“Three people” → “Threeple”.
Check it out at threeple.com.