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Google, Open Directory Get Foolish
- Search Engine watch remarks about Google and the Open Directory's antics on April 1st.
Guardian.co.uk: Is Yahoo Losing the Plot?
- Ben Hammersley's dissection of Yahoo in The Guardian makes favourable mention of the ODP.
Search Day: The Search Engine Spam Police, Part 1
- Representatives of the ODP and Looksmart spell out what sorts of submissions to these directories are considered spam.
SearchEngineWatch.com: Open Directory Project Launches ODP Public Forums
- Chris Sherman writes about the launch of the ODP editors forum. Describes the significance of the Open Directory in the world of web navigation.
CommunityResources.net Honors the Open Directory Project with the Award of Excellence for Good Internet Citizenship
- Press release on the excellence award given to the Open Directory Project for its success and contributions from volunteer editors. (November 16, 2002)
Open Directory Project Search Results and ODP Status
- Reports on ODP's usage in the search engine world as well as the April 1 prank of apparently being bought by Microsoft and changed to the Microsoft Directory Project aka the Gates Open Directory (GOD). (April 05, 2002)
CNET News.com: Pranksters Rig Web for April Fools
- CNET covers April Fools Day pranks including the Open Directory along with Napster and others. (April 01, 2002)
MSN Delivers Another Brick in "the Wall"
- MSN acquires the world's largest web directory. An April 1st prank in which the ODP becomes GOD (Gates Open Directory). (April 01, 2002)
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