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PC World: Netscape Open Directory Makes Waves

Jan 02, 2000, 12:52 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Elinor Abreu)

"Netscape's volunteer-based Open Directory Project, once ignored by bigger players as a do-it-yourself Web directory, is drawing attention and criticism as it has become the Web's fastest-growing site list."

"The directory, created largely by volunteer Web surfers and free to sites that want to use it, has become popular enough to spawn a copycat, and rivals are beginning to attack both the editorial integrity and the reliability of the project."

"In the past year and a half, over 1.2 million sites in more than 190,000 categories have been compiled. More than 100,000 new sites are added per month..."

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