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Eyebrowse Provides In-Depth Look Into Browsing Habits

Eyebrowse Provides In-Depth Look Into Browsing Habits
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MIT has also developed a tool called Eyebrowse, a Firefox add-on that enables you to record, visualize and share your browser history in real-time.

Jim Moscater
  • 23 september 2009

Last month, we looked at Personas, an online tool developed at MIT that creates a visual data portrait of users through the aggregation of search engine information about them.

MIT has also developed a tool called Eyebrowse, a Firefox add-on that enables you to record, visualize and share your browser history in real-time. All of the data is visualized in different ways, from bar graphs to tickers and charts that chronicle the top URL’s of the user and the time spent on each site.

This tool could prove extremely useful for developing deep, varied insights into Internet usage, from a glance into one’s own habits to broader group samples. More importantly, since most web browsing data is in the hands of search engine companies, Eyebrowse provides a public outlet for this type of information- which could surely lead to the development of many new services that document user habits on the web.

[via Information Aesthetics]

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