Open Directory Project


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Open Directory Project

A database of websites organized by subject. Originally developed by two Sun engineers in 1998 and called "Gnuhoo," it was soon renamed "NewHoo" and then acquired by Netscape, which renamed it Open Directory Project (ODP). The directory is maintained by volunteer editors, and its URL www.dmoz.org comes from Netscape's Mozilla brand (DirectoryMOZilla). See Mozilla and directory.
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The Open Directory Project was begun in 1998 by Netscape, which is now a subsidiary of America Online.
Optimized for speed, precision, comprehensiveness and freshness, Netscape Search is built on Netscape's Open Directory Project, the largest human edited Web directory with more than 2 million sites in more than 320,000 categories.
The first Internet directory search service built by the Web community at large, the Open Directory Project now offers more than 2,000,000 sites in over 300,000 categories from 229 countries in 44 languages.
The basic data is sourced from Netscape/AOL's Open Directory Project ( http://dmoz.
The first Internet directory search service built by the Web community at large, the Open Directory Project empowers the Web community to review and categorize sites based on their area of interest and expertise.
Addition of Open Directory Project and Redesign of Home Page Improves the User Experience
New venture adds value to Netscape's Open Directory Project by helping companies supply traditional business information to popular web directories
Jeeves Popularity Directory couples popularity technology with access to the Open Directory Project, the largest human-edited Internet directory, to significantly improve the user experience.
Built on Netscape's fast-growing Open Directory Project and utilizing Netscape's Internet Keywords, Netscape Search allows consumers to search the Web using simple words and phrases right from the browser location bar.
Among other achievements, Jim played a major role in the implementation by Lycos of its switch to the Open Directory Project.

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