We call our algorithm Peoplerank. It works similar to the original Pagerank.
Instead of ranking websites -- it ranks identities. Instead of tracking links -- it tracks attention.
It’s also a 2nd order metric. This means that it matters not only who pays attention to you, but also who pays attention to the people who pay attention to you. And so on.
We currently only use data from Twitter. However, we are already experimenting with incorporating data from other platforms as well as from from decentralized sources.
Improving accuracy of the results is our number one priority. The primary mean to do that is through inferring multiple streams of data.
We have already been doing this using data from Twitter. We are cross-referencing multiple metrics and this has led to massive improvements.
We believe that there are still massive improvements to be made when we start incorporating other sources of data.
Can anybody access this data?
Not yet, but our vision is to make all the data available in a permissionless manner.
In other words, anybody will be able to use it to build their own products, services or otherwise without asking us for permission.
Is this algorithm going to be decentralized?
Yes, we are committed to decentralizing this project down the line.
We cannot provide a specific timeline at this point.
Do you collect private data?
No. The algorithm is using only public data. We do not intend to collect nor use private data for this purpose.
Are you going to connect accounts from different platforms?