ヤフーの名前の元となった Yahoo Directory が今年一杯で終わりを告げる
・The Yahoo Directory — Once The Internet’s Most Important Search Engine — Is To Close | Search Engine Land
Once the Google of its time, the Yahoo Directory is finally coming to the end of its slow death.
Founders Jerry Yang and David Filo quickly realized their own list needed a better name than “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web.” They settled on Yahoo! (with exclamation mark). That stood for “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle” — a reference to organizing sites in a hierarchical order.
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・Andreas Goeldi @agoeldi
Wow: Yahoo is shutting down its directory, the original core of the company. http://yahoo.tumblr.com/post/98474044364/progress-report-continued-product-focus …
・Greg Linden @greglinden
End of an era: “Yahoo started 20 years ago as a directory. At the end of 2014, we will retire the Yahoo Directory.” http://yahoo.tumblr.com/post/98474044364/progress-report-continued-product-focus …
・Farhad Manjoo @fmanjoo
In its earliest days Yahoo was the best way to find stuff online precisely because it used humans, not machines. http://selnd.com/1Cu4IbE
・Danny Sullivan @dannysullivan
Yahoo Directory was viewed as “gateway” to the web in way some view Google now. And secret code for faster listing was close kept knowledge