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WOT the heck!

Having been sick in these past few days I’ve had plenty of time for pointless browsing (what can I say, while under normal circumstances I grumble at the fact that there are only twenty-four hours a day, being sick and feeling like my brain had been turned into molasses left me feeling that those twenty-four hours were way too many). Anyway, one of the things that caught my eye is the behavior of one of my browser’s add-ons: WOT (that would be Web of Trust).

It is an interesting concept, a rating system that is meant to help you identify dangerous and misleading sites, but in quite a few instances it was what was revealed by the ratings that I found to be the most telling aspect of it all… it was also there that I found myself wondering just how useful this thing happens to be in the real world. Continue reading WOT the heck!