A Breath of Air for DMOZ

Announcing some exciting changes for DMOZ, formerly known as the Open Directory Project, or ODP.

Seemingly stagnant for years, the directory formerly known variously as the Open Directory project, ODP, Directory Mozilla, or DMOZ, is focusing its brand, and will be using DMOZ as its sole name, and its logo has been changed to reflect this. Having edited there when it was primarily known as the ODP or Open Directory Project, that will be hard one for me to remember, but the new generation of editors have already come to embrace the directory as DMOZ, so it's probably a sensible move. If nothing else, it indicates that someone is alive and well at DMOZ, and that is welcome news. Click.

DMOZ is also fazing in a system that they are calling Regional Trees. While DMOZ has always had a rich regional category, albeit stagnant in recent years, this takes it a step further and allow its users to click into its Regional Tree icon, and be presented with sites from all around the region, and not strictly the one locality they might be in. Being on the outside looking in, I can't tell you just how this works but, again, it is always nice to see something new from DMOZ. Click.

If you are, by any chance, unfamiliar with DMOZ, the grandfather of web directories, you might be interested in knowing that they are still soliciting volunteer editors. From my own experience, I can assure you that it was a good one (experience), and it's a great way to learn your way around web directories.

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