Date Added: Jul 2009
The growing popularity of social media in recent years has resulted in the creation of an enormous amount of user-developed content. While information is readily available, there is no easy way to find the most useful content or to detect whether it is trustworthy. A casual observer might not be able to differentiate between the useful and the useless or the trustworthy and the untrustworthy. In this work, the authors wish to study the problem of quantifying the value of such user-shared content.