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now part of Time/Warner, is one of the leading "tier one" search
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database of web sites.
is a leading "tier one" search portal.
is another "tier two" search portal.
Lycos rounds out the top five search portals.
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|The WWW Virtual
||The VL is the oldest catalog of the web, started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of
the web itself. Unlike commercial catalogs, it is run by a loose confederation of
volunteers, who compile pages of key links for particular areas in which they are expert;
even though it isn't the biggest index of the web, the VL pages are widely recognised as
being amongst the highest-quality guides to particular sections of the web.
(Mirrors: vlib.org (CH), East
||The way ALIWEB works is as follows:
1. People write descriptions of their services in a standard format into a file on the
Web, by hand or using automatic tools.
2. They then tell ALIWEB about this file.
3. ALIWEB regularly retrieves all these files, and combines them into a searchable
4. Anybody can come and search this database from the Web.
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