I want to make a blog in which my friends will contribute posts. What I want is, I want to maintain my contributors' reputation. The readers will Thumb-Up/Down/etc on posts. I don't want to write my own Reputation System but want to use as used here.
For example, Facebook gives Social Plugins (e.g. Like, Send, Comments, Recent-Activity, etc). The data is saved at Facebook Servers but things work at our website. In my case, if we think abstractly, the blog posts' URLS are concepts on which anyone will be giving feedback (Vote-Up/Down etc).
There must be some way to use StackOverFlow (or StackExchange) Reputations System programmatically, so that we can send data when users gives feedback and renders the Reputation Widget on some other page or at posts page?