Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This can be a great app!

It particularly helps clue in technically challenged people to the presence of phishing links in webmail messages.

It can also provide warning against malware infected websites...

However, the ratings are COMMUNITY based - and this means that the personal opinions and biases of individuals can and do color the ratings WOT provides, and undermines it's usefulness.

Also, site owners have little redress when a reviewer negatively rates their site out of malicious intent, or most commonly, out of personal bias.

So this is a useful tool to enhance the security of your computer, but there are some areas that need to be improved.

I have some suggestions that would address the issues people are pointing out, increase browser security, and greatly improve the community's satisfaction with the WOT add-on, as well as alleviate resentment from and injustice towards web developers:

1) Provide users with the ability to rate the opinions and ratings of other users, and so attach less weight to someone who is negatively rating sites such as Planned Parenthood out of religious conviction and/or political bias.

2) Make it easier for site owners to contest negative ratings, and provide some editorial review of these contested sites.

3) Tie-in the ability to rate sites with a login for mywot.com, so that logins must occur in order to rate sites. This will help the community flag the ratings of people acting out of malicious intent or seeking to force their personal bias on our internet.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20110704.1-signed).