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LEECHING AND LINKING IN THE HYPERTEXT KINGDOM

I FIRST DISCOVERED
THE 【TECHS-MECHS】WHO
ARE A CLAN OF SOUTH
OF THE BORDER GUNDAM
BREAKING DOWN
IMMIGRATION FENCES
WITH THEIR
IMPRESSIVE MANOS
MECANICAS

PLUNDER THE ARCHIVES

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Reply: 7 Human Edited General Web-Directories 2018

Brad

Most of the top tier directories are gone, but I found 7 directories, still alive, that have been around a long time.

This is an impressive list! Not because these are very good directories—I struggled to find any new links that were of use—but a) because they are actually still there, b) the categorization systems that some of them use are different, c) some of the most interesting parts are not the actual directory (e.g. the editoral guidelines are useful—they’ve been in this game a lot longer.)

I wonder if any web portals still exist. It was such a fad and—while I never got into them—I wonder if the idea is still plunderable. I suppose the current Twitter/Facebook newsfeed is a progeny.

  1. There are still a few portals around. Kinda pale shadows of their former glory. http://www.lycos.com/ has search, email, news and they still have the Tripod and Angelfire free sites! http://excite.com/ is still there as a starting page. Of course there is still AOL, Yahoo and MSN.

    Plunder: A niche directory, blog etc combined with a forum can make a niche community (read social network.) I suppose you could substitute a Mastodon instance for the forum but, personally I think forums are supperiour for detailed discussion in a niche. You can make the social network ready made like with Invision Community. Or things like WSNLinks and WSNForums can all hook into each other to form a community.

  2. More on Niche Portals: A directory/blog/forum or a blog/knowledge base/forum can make a good niche portal.

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