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Added Security For Social Networking

A new version of WOT

Folks, I received a ‘heads up’ yesterday that I want to pass along to you.

“It has been a while since I updated you on what’s going on at Web of Trust. Our free website reputation rating add-on has grown to 18 million users worldwide who have rated over 31 million unique domains for trustworthiness, vendor reliability, privacy protection and child safety.

There is a new version of WOT that will benefit our users of social networking sites Facebook and Twitter. The new version of WOT offers the same protection as usual with the addition of reputation rating icons in Facebook, Twitter and with shortened URLs by most popular services, such as and
This will greatly reduce the incidence of risky URLs being passed along and opened.

A beta version of WOT for Social Media is available at (The beta is available for Firefox users only.)”

Folks, I have not had a chance to test this beta, but I am a fan of Web Of Trust (aka “WOT”) and have recommended it here many times before (see, You have received an eCard.. WOT?). If you use Firefox, and you Facebook and Tweet, you may want to give this add-on a test drive, and be safer on the web.

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March 15, 2011 - Posted by | computers, security | , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Thanks for sharing this with your readers, Paul. We will release the update for all browsers within a few weeks. For now, we invite everyone to give WOT for social media a try in Firefox. We are getting great response to this improvement!


    Comment by Deborah | March 16, 2011 | Reply

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