You keep browsing one website after another in your favorite Firefox web browser and spend many hours every day. But which of the websites consume most of your time? In other words, what are you actually interested in when surfing the wonderful world of the internet? A new extension called “Firefox Interest Dashboard” answers these questions for you in a graphical manner. This extensions analyzes your web browsing history of last 30 days and then finds out the things that you look for the most on the internet, the websites you visit the most and so on. It also recommends new topics and sites based on your interests.
The “Firefox Interest Dashboard” extension for the Firefox browser does not require it to be restarted after the installation. So you can open the interests dashboard soon after the extension is installed, by clicking on the ID icon in the Firefox toolbar. If you do not have a history of last 30 days, then it complains about not enough data but shows the analysis in a graphical manner anyway. For complete and accurate analysis it requires at least 30 days of browsing history. You can see the top interest score, top site ranking, sites visited per day and time spent per day here.
You can also open the interest dashboard by typing about:you in the address bar and pressing the Enter key. Scrolling down a little, it displays the top ten most visited websites based on the browsing history of your past 30 days. A rank of all of your interests categories and their intensity is also displayed. You can expand each of these categories to explore them further.
Clicking on the small gear-like icon on the interest dashboard screen, you can open some of the options too. For example, you can choose to recompute the history (which would change the whole interests analysis), generate the debug report, and view the recommendations tab.
On the recommendations tab, it displays all the active interests in form of interconnected branches. Clicking on one of the nodes of these interests will help you explore your visited or recommended sites further. This way you can actually know which types of sites you have been visiting and which ones you may want to visit.
You can download the “Firefox Interest Dashboard” extension for the Firefox from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/firefox-interest-dashboard/.