- What is Outfoxed?
- A Third Phase of Internet Search
- Comparison to Existing Systems
- Socially aware surfing and shopping
- Three Magic Ingredients
- Keeping your network clean
- Small World Networks
- Calculating Levels of Trust
- Tagging and Folksonomy
- What Outfoxed is Not
How it works
Outfoxed reads and publishes trust assessments as RSS, with a few extra tags. Such a file might say (translated into English) that xyz.com is good, while zyx.com is bad, and xxx.com is dangerous. But the key to everything is that these RSS files can talk about other RSS files. So one file may say that the file at xyz.com/mary.xml contains trustworthy information, while the file at abc.com/bob.xml should be ignored.
Just like a normal RSS reader, Outfoxed periodically downloads these files from the web, and keeps a local database of all reports.