Why doesn't Firefox RATE websites considering their unique position?
A few years back Google used to have a neat little feature called the Larry Page Rank which was a website rating/ranking system. It would score a websites reputation/authority on a scale of 0-10 with 10 being the highest most trustworthy source. Google scrapped this scoring system as their algorithm became more complex and they no longer listed websites according to this rank. As far as I remember, Google awarded a website score based on the number of links from other trustworthy sources.
I imagine this is quite a simple piece of technology that only requires a handful of rules to generate an internet scoring system like this so I was wondering, why doesn't Mozilla introduce such a feature into its browser?
The number of websites that telemetry sharing Firefox users visit on a daily basis must be astronomical which means Mozilla is perfectly positioned to score websites based on their user data. Firefox could do this dynamically without having to index the web like Google did.
I believe this is a great feature that Firefox users would love. I certainly would because since Google scrapped their PageRank score, I have to use my own judgement on the reputation of websites.
I've even considered building an add-on with this functionality but it's near on impossible to do accurately without the user data, to back it up. It would take years to build the reputation of the score this is why I am suggesting it to Mozilla Firefox as you are the window to the web for millions of loyal users like me.
I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this idea but I couldn't find anywhere else to post it. If this isn't the right place, could you please forward this for me, or at least tell me where to post it. Thank you.
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