Friday, June 12, 2009

Not sure if a web site is trustworthy?

The Internet is my Television. I know people that have the TV on all day. I am just as much of a computer addict. My little Eee PC is on from morning to night. It even fits in my purse and goes with me.
Since I do a lot of on-line shopping and research, I use many new-to-me websites. It is often hard to tell if they are reliable or trustworthy.
When in doubt -I log out.
Enter WOT service. It stands for Web of Trust. It is a FREE service to download at This service puts a green dot on websites you can trust and a red dot on those with poor reputations and yes, there is even the cautionary yellow dot.
I have used this service for the last 2 weeks and it is non-obtrusive and effective. For example, when I did a Google search of "Free ecards" the first one that came up in the sponsored links had a red dot next to it. I know not to even click on that site. If I get to a site by accident that is questionable, there is a warning that pops up. This happened when I entered www.wot. com INSTEAD of It was interesting to read why the poor feedback, (annoying pop ups, virus, privacy, etc.)

Sometimes good things really are free - like another tool to help us make good choices.

1 comment:

  1. I know I can count on you to keep me in the e-loop. Thanks. xod