“WOT, is your web not filtered yet?”
I have just found a really excellent Firefox add-on called ‘Web of Trust’ that’s a filtering tool that uses on its community of users to examine and rank websites for content relevance and safety. Using humans is certainly better than relying on algorithms for content assessment. It utilises a colour coded scorecard with four main criteria; Trustworthiness, Vendor reliability, Privacy and Child Safety.
When you Google a search it goes away and checks its community ranked database and lights up the results in a classic ‘traffic light’ coding; Red is bad, Amber means be cautious and Green is good. This is an excellent product that works across a wide range of browsers with plug-ins available for IE, Firefox and Chrome.
Do you bit and help build a ‘Web of Trust’!