WikiSmiles are the virtual currency in your personal bank in the WikiWorld economy of grassroots personal on-line trust managed and controlled by only you and shared selectively in our personal trust networks.

Suggested Rules for a WikiSmiles trust community. You make up your own for your personal trust networks.


  • We do not expose smiles representing others identity, communications, information or other property without implicit or preferably explicit authorization. We do not share ssmile trusts we are privy to publicly or with any others except as exposed by permission of owner.
  • We serve as a trusted 3rd party answering our personal trust bases of an identity etc. without exposing personal information and account for exposing such trusts. For example we can validate that we issued a WikiSmile that we have verified an email, phone, age, sex or whatever, but not reveal the value without permission and record the use case. In a local trust network we can also verify the value of identity factors such as a password or email but never report its value according to rules adopted by consensus of that trust network.


WikiSmiles have can have one or more of the following attributes and can serve multiple purposes.

Scope attributes:

The visibility of a WikiSmile is controlled by its scope. The scope may be limited by either the issuer or receiver. By limiting the scope, you can insure that secret information is only seen by those with a need to know.

Attribution attributes:

Likes, endorsements, authorship, ownership etc. are attributions we give someone credit for. The attributions we give ourselves are like our resume, however these cannot be validated by a 3rd party unless endorsed by someone besides yourself. If validation is requested it may be solicited from members in your trust networks.

Rating attributes:

Rating attributes are like polls that apply to content and may be on various rating scales like agreement, relevancy, importance, feasibility, etc. For example there may be thumbs up and down the user could hit multiple times or a dropdown box.

Permission attributes:

Permission allows others to modify or see private information. It could be issued publicly or to selected trust networks or individuals. They may be one time tickets, have a time limit, etc. Nothing is exposed to anyone in WikiWorld without a permission. Permissions may be delegated or not. If I want to extend the scope of a permission granted to me it if would require permission of the issuer.

Commitment attributes:

Keeping to your commitments is an essential aspect of WikiWorld with intrinsic value necessary for any successful collaboration.

Text format:

There is one text format for WikiSmiles adopted by trust communities for easy manipulation either by program or by hand.

In the augmented reality game:

  • WikiGold smiles
One WikiGold smile will be issued to everyone who contributes money, resources or work product endorsed by WikiWorld as determined by the WikiWorld court of WikiGold holders.. Once WikiWorld is funded, no more gold smiles will ever be issued.

  • Reputation smiles

In wikiworld reputation smiles have a rating attribute, you rate smiles on a reputation scale yourself, and trust others in your trust networks with respect to ratings you have not had the opportunity to rate yourself.


Reputation attributes are assigned selectively from a personal perspective to any smile having attribution property, notably endorsement, or permission or commitment properties.











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WikiSmiles have attributes that are not exclusive of one another. The same WikiSmile can serve multiple purposes. The attributes add informational and procedural value. It is as if the smile is multiple smiles with complete meaning greater than the sum of its aspects. Attributes fall into four main catagories

Scope attributes:

Some WikiSmiles we want to expose publicly, like reputation endorsements, but the issuer may want control over who that endorsement is shared with.

WikiSmiles can be private only for yourself or between you and the issuer. They might be private to your trust networks you allow such as family, friends or company. The scope may be limited by either the issuer or receiver.


For example I might "like" Joe's idea that our team quit the company and start our own business, but Joe will not allow me to share that smile with our boss. It I did do that Joe would certainly exclude me from his trust networks. WikiWorld helps prevent me from making such phopahs. Scope can help insure that secrete information is only exposed on a need to know bases.

Attribution attributes:

Likes, endorsements, authorship, ownership etc. are attributions we give someone credit for. The attributions we give ourselves are like our resume, however these cannot be validate by a 3rd party unless endorsed by someone besides yourself. If validation is requested it may be solicited from members your trust networks.

Rating attributes:

Rating attributes are like polls that apply to content and may be on various rating scales like agreement, relevancy, importance, feasibility, etc. Typically rating Smiles would be solicited by the author of an item a reader so that future readers would be given the opportunity issue the rating smiles simply. For example there may be thumbs up and down the user could hit multiple time or a dropdown box.

Permission attributes:

Permission is assignment of trust to do or see something that requires my permission. It could be issued publicly or to selected trust networks or individuals. They may be one time tickets, have a time limit, etc. Nothing is exposed to anyone in WikiWorld without a permission. Permissions may be deligated or not. If I want to extend the scope of a permission granted to me it if would require permission of the issuer.

Commitment attributes:

Trust in following through with obligations is essential aspect of WikiWorld with intrinsic value necessary to any successful collaboration.

I can issue a smile that I will attend a meeting at a certain time or deliver some work product. The commitment may be transferable or not. For example I might be allowed to have John represent me at a meeting or not and John may allow me to transfer his commitment to represent me to my boss who needs to be insured I will be represented in order to have a successful meeting.

Text format:

There is a text format for WikiSmiles adopted by trust communities for easy manipulation either by program or by hand.

Let the game begin!


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The virtual currency of trust in WikiWorld is WikiSmiles. They are like FaceBook "likes" or LinkedIn endorsements that are credits we issue to others or ourselves. In the WikiWorld economy of trust the WikiSmile credits we issue to others and are issued to us are our personal bank. WikiSmiles are credits that may have any meaning or purpose. They can be likes, endorsements, permissions (nods), or commitments. The value of the WikiSmile currency depends on trust in the issuer and the receiver.

WikiSmiles are verifiable in the scope of their exposure. Any smile presented to a 3rd party can be verified automatically by the issuer if the 3rd party is in the scope of exposure permitted by both the issuer and receiver.