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Have you considered using smarter algorithms with the same metrics? There are a lot of algorithms out there that are used to provide social proof while also being attack resistant. One of my favorite and easier to implement systems is this: Computing and using reputations for internet ratings Mao Chen & Jaswinder Pal Singh


When someone has the "verified" icon on Twitter, he/she must be very popular. It's safe to say that this type of social proof won't lose its value, because the selection is done by people. It can't be faked. How does the Twitter verification work? We concentrate on highly sought users in music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, ...


No matter what social system you put in place there will always be some who seek to subvert it for their own personal gain. Whether we like it or not, this is what it means to be human rather than a robot. Review-based social systems where someone describes their experience is a little more valuable because prospective buyers have a better chance to ...


You can add an "Action" image in the table view cell. That can make users understand that will be a Share Extension. This is an example from Reeder.


most types of social proof on and off the internet can and will be faked by those who don't have it. e.g. the fake rolex watch. a good example of social proof i think would be 1 product ratings with verified purchases and by reviewers with some kind of reputation (e.g. top reviewer) on ecommerce websites and apps. 2 reviews on glassdoor, where the ...

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