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It’s never easy to say goodbye to an old friend. On September 26, Yahoo let its users know that it would be shutting down Yahoo Directory as well as Yahoo Education and Qwiki. Yahoo will officially turn off the lights on Yahoo Directory on December 31, 2014. The move comes after nearly 20 years of serving as a resource to users looking to explore the Web.
… the coming closure of the directory from which Yahoo literally takes its name. When Yahoo Ruled The Web When Yahoo began in 1994, the most common way people found websites was to browse through lists, where sites were often organized into topics. Founders Jerry Yang and David Filo quickly realized their own list needed a better name than “Jerry…