A platform where you can search among products and services that come highly recommended by people you trust and people they trust. They are held accountable for their recommendations.
Easily find good products/services that come highly recommended by trustworthy people.
Give your personal endorsements to great companies you have dealt with.
Ability to hold people accountable for their recommendations.
This would make sense as an add-on to a popular social media platform like Facebook or anything that the majority of your friends are using.
You specify which of your friends you completely trust and respect their opinion. They do the same for their friends. This creates a trust-by-proxy network where you can opt to see endorsed products or services 2 or more levels deep (friends of friends).
The platform has an internal review/rating system for any products and services.
Whenever you run into a business that you absolutely love because of their stellar service or great products you can endorse/vouch for them with your name. When you do that, the entire network of people who trusts your opinion and everyone who trusts their opinion will be likely to do business with that company or individual. Even though those people might not know you, they trust you by proxy.
Whenever someone goes for a recommended product/service but ends up being disappointed they lodge a complaint through the network. Everyone in the chain between the person who endorsed the business and the person who was disappointed gets to see the event and participate in a group chat about it. Complaints are resolved by one of the following options:
the original endorser removes the endorsement
the complainer removes the complaint (if they managed to resolve it)
anyone in the chain breaks it by removing someone from their list of trusted friends
what else could be a good option?
This is where the system is the most useful. We've all asked our friends "Do you know someone good who can do X for me?". Now you can search instead of asking.
An AI/GPT3 powered search helps you find service providers or products even when you don't know the proper name for them. For example, you could type in: "I need someone who can create a metal construction for my solar array" and the search results would show you welders, installers of solar panels, etc. "I need legal help" would turn up lawyers.