DMOZ Blog Launched

I wrote about Open Directory Project (DMOZ) as a troubled directory with rogue editors extorting money on web site owners so their sites continue to get listed.

Probably sick and tired of reading the negative comments, DMOZ launched its blog to showcase its capabilities, and let the public know what the folks behind Open Directory Project are up to. Its launching attempts to quash the thoughts that it’s dead and unable to carry on its tasks.

According to Bob Keating, DMOZ Staff Managing Editor:

The editor community is very much alive and thriving. Thousands of new sites are added and updated every week, and we continue to receive hundreds of editor applications and suggested sites every day.

This is a good news at least to those who still hope their sites are going to end up listed in their designated directories.

The DMOZ Blog was established to fulfill the following:

  • Provide authentic messages about DMOZ and the efforts of our volunteer community.
  • Highlight enhancements, both current and future.
  • Allow editors to showcase their categories and describe, in their own words, why DMOZ is so important.
  • Recruit new editors. If you have access to the Web and are passionate about a category, find out how to apply.

Keating wants to know what we think needs to be fixed, added or removed within the existing DMOZ framework.

What do you think about DMOZ? Why do you use the directory or data? Is there something you would like to see fixed? When you’ve been around as long as we have, some people are bound to have great things to say, while others might have a few choice words based on their personal experience. Either way, we want to hear it 🙂

The plan is to have a weekly posts so we have something to look forward to regarding Open Directory activities.

I hope this one generates positive feedback.