The Rise Of Trust In An Always Connected World

from the trust?--what's-that? dept

For years, there has been a small group of folks who talk about the importance of online trust and setting up trust metrics, but most big companies aren't particularly thrilled about the idea of trust - which is why they tend to lock things down and piss off customers. However, trust becomes increasingly important in an "always connected" world - and many companies aren't doing much to win the trust of their customers. The article discusses how we have a constant trade-off between being always connected and violating our privacy, and the only way to keep that balance is to build up a clear, trusting relationship. There are some good points in there that explain how trust works, but reading through the list you can see why many companies aren't really big fans of trust. The problem is, without trust, their customers are going to go elsewhere.

Reader Comments

Subscribe: RSS

View by: Time | Thread


  • identicon
    aNonMooseCowherd, 13 Nov 2003 @ 11:45am

    No Subject Given

    The problem is, without trust, their customers are going to go elsewhere.

    The problem is, there often isn't anywhere else to go. You don't like the way your credit card company treats your personal information? You don't have much choice. Banks may be a little better, because there are more of them, but they probably all have policies that basically disclaim any responsibility for their errors.

    reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]

  • identicon
    Zack Lynch, 13 Nov 2003 @ 6:13pm

    The Neurobiology of Trust

    Paul Zak, Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics, is the King of Trust. You'll appreciate this: http://www.corante.com/brainwaves/archives/000447.html Enjoy! Welcome to the neurosociety.

    reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]


Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here



Subscribe to the Techdirt Daily newsletter




Comment Options:

  • Use markdown for basic formatting. (HTML is not supported.)
  • Remember name/email/url (set a cookie)

Close

Add A Reply

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here



Subscribe to the Techdirt Daily newsletter




Comment Options:

  • Use markdown for basic formatting. (HTML is not supported.)
  • Remember name/email/url (set a cookie)

Follow Techdirt
Special Affiliate Offer

Advertisement
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Essential Reading
Techdirt Deals
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Techdirt Insider Chat
Advertisement
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Recent Stories
Advertisement
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads

Close

Email This

This feature is only available to registered users. Register or sign in to use it.