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September 29th, 2018

Another year

I am studying metadata this term and am doing a little research about Yahoo and the directory model vs the search engine model of finding information on the web. Yahoo as a directory has gone the way of dinosaurs, which is to say massive die-off, nothing much of the company that survives is recognizable as its earlier iteration. However, it was humbling to go to the WayBack Machine and see the Yahoo Directory rise and then disappear (1996-2014) seemingly remaining true to its structural format even as the web expanded exponentially.

For more information
Read about the history of directories as part of a terrific search engine history at http://www.searchenginehistory.com/
Lagniappe from this site: "The first Web site built was at http://info.cern.ch/ and was first put online on August 6, 1991." http://info.cern.ch/
Read about the history of the WWW at https://webfoundation.org/about/vision/history-of-the-web/