See your web browsing history in a new light

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What makes the Web Historian browser extension unique.
Habits

Where did the time go? This visualization shows the number of visits to a website as the circle size. This gives you a broad view of how much you use various websites.

Educational Edition

Digg in deep! See relationships between different visualizations and investigate the full picture.

About US

Built from the ground up for security and privacy
Information is power

Web Historian is a browser extension for Google Chrome that helps you visualize the web browsing history that is already on your computer in a way you’ve never seen before. You can see what you’ve been looking for online and how you navigate through the web using interactive visuals.

Many companies collect and analyze web browsing history for marketing and advertising purposes, but browsing history data has been less accessible to those who want to analyze their own web browsing behavior, and to researchers who study the social impact of the web. That is why Web Historian was created.

Web Historian is an open source project developed specifically to provide users with as much transparency and control over their own information as possible. When users install Web Historian they download a program that runs only on their computer, not online using client side JavaScript. Users can opt-in to donate their data and complete a survey about their media use after they install Web Historian and remove anything they want from their browsing history.

Our Team

Ericka Menchen-Trevino
Ericka Menchen-Trevino
Designer
Ericka is an Assistant Professor at American University in Washington D.C. She received her Ph.D. in 2012 from Northwestern University’s Media Technology & Society program.

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