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Once popular ‘Yahoo Directory’ will be shut down by this year

Finally Yahoo has announced that it will officially shut down the Yahoo Directory by the end of this year (on December 31, 2014). Yahoo also announced to shut down Yahoo Education and QWiki app.yahoo-logo-office

For those people, who were not familiar with Google, Yahoo Directory is a big deal for them. In the olden days, it was one of the best place where people used to search for important things and discover more information. Today, none of us know whether a Yahoo Directory was still used by people.


Yahoo Directory is a human edited directory that is organized over various tiers, and nowadays the waves of interest have been reduced. In the early days of the internet, personally-curated process is an extra-ordinary thing and it stand among the inferior crawler based search engines. After 20 years of Yahoo.com, Yahoo Directory acts as an excellent centerpiece for its web portal and finally Yahoo has planned to shut down the service.

Danny Sullivan performs a perfect and excellent job over the Yahoo Directory and provides a tribute for Yahoo itself. Danny Sullivan has offered historical context for the Yahoo Directory and he mentioned Yahoo Directory as “an internet most important search engine”.

If you want to check out how Yahoo Directory works, discover links on Facebook and fill them at Yahoo Directory.

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