Web Directories: Web Directory, Open Directory Project, Sobi2, Wikipilipinas, Looksmart, Business.Com, Aboutus.Org, Intute, Timway, Yahooka Source Wikipedia

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Web Directories: Web Directory, Open Directory Project, Sobi2, Wikipilipinas, Looksmart, Business.Com, Aboutus.Org, Intute, Timway, Yahooka  by  Source Wikipedia

Web Directories: Web Directory, Open Directory Project, Sobi2, Wikipilipinas, Looksmart, Business.Com, Aboutus.Org, Intute, Timway, Yahooka by Source Wikipedia
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: Web directory, Open Directory Project, WikiPilipinas, SOBI2, Sources, TV Links, Business.com,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Pages: 26. Chapters: Web directory, Open Directory Project, WikiPilipinas, SOBI2, Sources, TV Links, Business.com, LookSmart, AboutUs.org, Yahoo Kids, Timway, Intute, YaHooka, Iraqi Virtual Science Library, Biographicon, Best of the Web Directory, OrganizedWisdom.com, GetApp.com, Finday, Humbul, List of web directories, World Wide Web Virtual Library, WikiCity Guides, SAYNOTO0870.COM, Virtual Museum of Computing, Zeal, Virtual Library museums pages, Yahoo Directory, RPG Gateway, JoeAnt, VFunk, Starting Point Directory, Alleba, Lycos TOP 5%, Shopping directory, Health directory.

Excerpt: The Open Directory Project (ODP), also known as Dmoz (from directory.mozilla.org, its original domain name), is a multilingual open content directory of World Wide Web links. It is owned by Netscape but it is constructed and maintained by a community of volunteer editors. ODP uses a hierarchical ontology scheme for organizing site listings. Listings on a similar topic are grouped into categories which can then include smaller categories.

ODP was founded in the United States as Gnuhoo by Rich Skrenta and Bob Truel in 1998 while they were both working as engineers for Sun Microsystems. Chris Tolles, who worked at Sun Microsystems as the head of marketing for network security products, also signed on in 1998 as a co-founder of Gnuhoo along with co-founders Bryn Dole and Jeremy Wenokur.

Skrenta had developed TASS, an ancestor of tin, the popular threaded Usenet newsreader for Unix systems. Coincidentally, the original category structure of the Gnuhoo directory was based loosely on the structure of Usenet newsgroups then in existence. The Gnuhoo directory went live on June 5, 1998. After a Slashdot article suggested that Gnuhoo had nothing in common with the spirit of free software, for which the GNU project was known, Richard Stallman and the Free Softwar...



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