Subject: Re: is there a statistician in the house? (long)
From: Ben Tilly <btilly@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 12:04:03 -0800

On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 11:56:43 -0800, Karsten M. Self
<kmself@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> on Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 02:25:20PM -0500, Seth Gordon (sethg@ropine.com) wrote:
> 
> > (1') Another way of stating this is that there is no global ordering for
> > people's reputations.
> 
> Doesn't Google's PageRank refute this?

No.  Google's PageRank is a ranking of pages, not people, based on
semantic information.  People are not pages, nor is the semantic
information embodied in human interactions readily captured or
analyzed.

What web page, for instance, would you point at to figure out what
my personal rank should be?

Cheers,
Ben