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Boston Globe: Lycos to turn ranking system over to users

Apr 19, 1999, 10:28 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ross Kerber)

"Joining 'Open Directory Project' run by Netscape"

"Today, Waltham-based Lycos. Inc. plans to become the first major search service to turn the ranking system over to its users. Lycos will announce that it is joining the ''Open Directory Project,'' which invites users to help create lists of the most useful sites within certain subject areas."

"Just as backers of Linux say they have used the process of peer review to create a superior operating system, participants in the Open Directory Project say they are building a superior, participatory method for organizing content on the Web."

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