WOT 3.0 Review

I decided against delaying this post until next weekend, because this way it comes before the press release and will inform people (potentially) before the new version is pushed out. I’ve been sitting on the new version of WOT for a little while now, after having been invited to the beta-test team (thanks guys!) on April 15. Almost a week has gone by (well, five days), and I feel I have played around with it enough to form a reasonably complete opinion. The Good First of all, I’d like to say that the new rating icon is wonderful and much…

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WOT Going 3.0

WOT, a website-rating (think McAfee SiteAdvisor, not StumbleUpon) browser extension available for Firefox and Internet Explorer, will soon be testing another new version. I was sent an invitation to test their last release before it was launched, and the upgrades there were pretty substantial. WOT 3.0 will include comments and a plethora of details on sites rated using the add-on, including categorization, popularity, server location (country), and a direct WHOIS lookup link. It sounds even more impressive than the last upgrade. I’m excited! I’m not sure how I found the WOT site, but when I first started using the extension,…

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WOT Upgrade: Changes, Feedback, and More

Looks like I’m . Not even published for ten minutes and that last post of mine is hereby obsolete. No matter; it’s all mostly a thought dump anyway. 😉 So, as promised, here’s my run-down of new features and changes in the latest WOT release. First, the interface has undergone a major overhaul (?). The rating bars are bigger, and now have distinctly colored rating blocks instead of a full-length gradient. I do like that; it makes ratings easier to figure out. What I don’t like is the fact that the indicator of your own current rating is about 40…

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New Version of WOT Released

WOT‘s that you say? “What’s WOT? Why should I care about a new version?” Well, you should care, and I’ll explain what WOT is right now. WOT (identified in about:config parameters as “weboftrust”) is a browser add-on (currently for Firefox only, but an Internet Explorer version is coming soon [scroll down]) that provides ratings for websites you visit. Think of it as an entirely user-driven McAfee SiteAdvisor (don’t bother asking about them, please; not worth the time because of ). Sites are rated in four categories: Trustworthiness, Vendor Reliability, Privacy, and Child Safety. I’ll cover the old and new interfaces…

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