October 2009

Enter the Community Trust contest to win 3 free months membership

CTN Trusted badgeThe Community Trust contest

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October Inside MyWOT newsletter

After a dreamy summer with long lazy days and sunny picnics, we are back at WOT HQ working full-steam ahead. It was fun to put together the October Inside MyWOT because we have much to share.

Our primary task is preparing the Community Trust Network for launch next month. But other exciting things are happening too – we are honored to be nominated for a prestigious award; we are getting some local press attention; developers are happy with our new API; and our add-on for Google Chrome made the news in several places.

Please take a few minutes to browse through the newsletter.

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WOT prepares the Community Trust Network for November launch

CTN shieldWOT members have rated millions of websites based on their knowledge and experiences. Site owners increasingly recognize the important contributions of our active and passionate community and the benefits they can derive from an excellent reputation.

To help site owners use their reputation to the best advantage, WOT is introducing the Community Trust Network this November.

Open API for WOT

The day many have been waiting for has arrived – WOT is proud to announce that we now have an open API. Developers can get started by visiting the WOT API page on the WOT wiki. Make sure you carefully read the API Terms of Service.

We look forward to the amazing new things you build for the millions of people in the WOT community. Please share your comments and feedback here.

Give back to WOT with your contribution

PiggybankMembers of the WOT community have long been concerned about our livelihood and have occasionally given us suggestions for raising money from the community. Ideas like selling t-shirts and keyrings, advertisements on mywot.com, or collecting donations have been discussed. We considered some of them, but were hesitant to implement any plans.

WOT for Google Chrome Web browser

Google Chrome Good news for all you early adopters: You can jump ahead of everyone else and try the first release of the WOT add-on for Google Chrome. This one is for the geeky among us, so if you’re game, all you need is a current development version of Chrome and the WOT add-on.

WOT Surf Canyon search refinements group expanded

WOT search refinements

Last month we announced that a small group of users would pilot test a new search refinement feature powered by Surf Canyon. This feature has been a success, so we will gradually expand the group so eventually all WOT users will benefit from "WOT Safe Search" refinements when they do a Google search.

Fighting Phishers with WOT

GmailEarly this week, nearly 10,000 passwords were stolen and posted online by cybercriminals who created a fake Hotmail website identical to the real thing. This phishing scam tricked users into entering their email address and password. Twenty-four hours later a similar list of thousands of Google Gmail, AOL, Yahoo Mail, Comcast and Earthlink accounts were online as well.