Month: April 2020

What Happened to was a website that provided a human-curated directory of many of the most credible websites on the internet. This multilingual resource would find websites in the same niche and group them into categories. A group of volunteers who formed a community that later came to be called the Open Directory Project (ODP) worked on the site. The project closed in March 2017 when its biggest funder, America Online (AOL), indicated that it no longer wished to support it. We traced the history of the project to determine what happened to it.

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