PC World: Netscape Open Directory Makes Waves

“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…”