GnuHoo (Zoekmachine)

GnuHoo is de allereerste naam die in 1998 aan DMOZ wordt gegeven en die een duidelijke verwijzing bevat naar Yahoo! en het GNU project.

Officiele aankondiging GnuHoo

De allereerste aankondiging van GnuHoo vond plaats op Usenet in comp.infosystems.www.announce met de volgende post:

Bericht van REFERENCE: GnuHoo, a community-maintained web directory-discussie

Rich Skrenta
12 jun 1998, 09:00
GnuHoo: A community-maintain hierarchical web directory

As the web grows, automated search engines and
directories with small editorial staffs will be
unable to cope with the volume of sites.

Project GnuHoo's goal is to produce the most
comprehensive directory of the web, by relying
on a vast army of volunteer editors.

Problem Statement

The web continues to grow at staggering rates.
Automated search engines are increasingly unable
to turn up useful results to search queries. The
small paid editorial staffs at commercial directory
sites can't keep up with submissions, and the
quality and comprehensiveness of their directories
has suffered. Link rot is setting in and they can't
keep pace with the growth of the Internet.

GnuHoo's Solution

Instead of fighting the explosive growth of the
Internet, GnuHoo provides the means for the Internet
to organize itself.

As the Internet grows, so do the number of
net-citizens. These citizens can each organize a
small portion of the web and present it back to
the rest of the population, culling out the bad
and useless and keeping only best content.

GnuHoo Seeks Editors

GnuHoo is seeking editors of categories. Many
categories are open, and if the category you want
isn't in the directory, we'll create it. Feel free
to read more about GnuHoo project at

Kate McDonnell, moderator, comp.infosystems.www.announce

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Moderation resources donated by, Montreal

Niet veel later volgt een eerste aankondiging op Slashdot:

Tkil writes "Take a look at the new "Gnuhoo" site, a Yahoo-like site that is designed to be rated and constructed by volunteers, instead of by a few paid staffers." This is an interesting idea that I toyed with awhile back (anyone remember Robhoo?) as well. I'm still not sure if this will work Large Scale, but it has a good shot if some cool folks volunteer to help.

Niet veel later wordt de naam veranderd in NewHoo. Deze naam komen we bijvoorbeeld tegen in de eerste melding van Search Engine Watch op 1 juli 1998.

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