Sanjoy works for SumTotal systems, a global leader in the Talent Management software product space. Sanjoy focuses on setting up offshore teams in Hyderabad and developing the Asia Pacific market for his company's product. His previous experiences include being an entrepreneur - he co-founded and run Aesthetic Technologies, an interactive content creation company - and being an Investment Banker – he has worked for ICICI and ITC Classic.
Sanjoy graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and has post graduate qualifications in business from the India Institute of Management. He stays in Hyderabad with his wife and son, loves an early morning run to offset the effects of the biryani. Professionally, he enjoys mentoring talented and ambitious people and be a part of the thrill of new initiatives.
Is it similar to http://www.techtribe.com ? In my opinion Social Networking per se seems to be of little use. Your idea is a good step. It needs to be holisitc.
As Ebay has shown the best security architecture for ratings is an open one. No anonymous opinions should be allowed and there should be a feature that explains the linkage between the opinion giver and the person. That way people will be able to trace the links and gauge usefulness of opinion. Anonymous ratings can be very easily gamed.
I still don’t see how you can avoid the Linked In rec problem as people will in general be loath to give negative feedback. What is the upside to do that?!
Some sort of 360 degrees feedback would be a feature that could be implemented once the network starts building. This has all the features that Alok just described. In short,
1. The user sends an invitation to a group of people who he wants to give him a feedback
2. The collated report is then available to recruiters.