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Web of Trust
Posted By On April 28, 2009 @ 2:37 PM In Security Help | Comments Disabled
WOT is pretty simple and easy to use, but also very powerful. It allows users like you and me to rate a site in a number of categories like trustworthiness, vendor reliability, privacy and child safety. These ratings are then averaged and displayed for all other WOT users to see. Here is how it works:
First, install WOT. It works for Firefox and IE (IE8 recommended). You can install WOT here: http://www.mywot.com/
After installation, you will go through a short registration. It’s all built in and only takes about a minute. Once you are done with registration, you are ready to go! The first thing you will notice is the little circles next to links. Here are what they look like:
This is a Google search result for “Worldstart”. The Green circles indicate a safe site. If you mouse over the circles, it will tell you more about our individual ratings.
Now, if you want to rate a site, you can do that too, right from your browser. If you look at the top of your browser toolbar, you will see a larger circle. Simply click on this and choose your ratings for the site. Easy, right?
I really like this add-on because it allows people like me and you to not only know about the safety of a site, but also if people just dont like it. This helps everyone save some time in their day.
Just in case you missed the link, you can download WOT here: http://www.mywot.com/
Stay safe out there!
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