Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wassup?

No, I haven't abandoned this blog, just been busy with real life.

I'm now editing in a second directory, Best of the Web. (http://botw.org) This is a long-time directory with a million or so listings and a taxonomy that is similar to the one in use by the Open Directory Project (http://dmoz.org), which the old timers remember was adapted from the old Usenet heirarchy.

They have three main directories: the basic main directory, a blog directory (which is a lot of fun) and a just-launched enterprise software directory. I'm editing in the main directory and the blog directory, and have really been enjoying the experience.

There are a lot of differences between BoTW and ODP, the largest being that BoTW is a privately owned directory that does have a mechanism for paid reviews and sponsored categories. This revenue is what keeps the lights on and helps to fund the growth of the directory.

And while I remain involved with the ODP, that project needs to experience a sea change as it has started to grow stagnant under AOL's stewardship.

Both directories serve valuable purposes and wise webmasters and bloggers should suggest their sites to both.

1 comment:

Brian said...

Thanks for the mention and welcome to the editing ranks at BOTW Gunner!