these are links I collected from 1994 to about 1995 or 1996. So if they actually work, well, woah!
Links to Lists and Lists of Links
For all you Net Nimrods:Now divided into two sections: web wanderers and corporate/institutional web entities.
Nimrod: a symbolic, at times humourous, designation for a hunter, going back to Genesis 10 (from Dictionary of Symbolism, by Hans Biedermann).
People on the net has been moved to its own page of Perspectives with Personality. Go there to find personal perspectives on the sprawl.
Search the s p r a w lWhat's fun is trying people's names, and obscurve concepts. Search engines are seriously great places to start a research project on any damn thing.
A good search engine will surf for you, but don't think that cuz they don't find it, it ain't out there. You often got to start at one site and work your way into the hidden, uncatalogued gems.
- Quickly rising to the top of the heap for no-nonsense, no advertising, so self-hyping searching is Digital's Alta Vista. It's fast, thorough, and reaches the newsgroups.
- The first popular search engine Lycos will tell you how great they are, a different comment each time you load their page! As of December 27, 1994, they had 1.49 million unique URLs in their database. January 1996, they are up to 10 million. So the web is bigger, so they cataloged a lot of stuff.
- The CUSI searcher offers many searching options for a vast plethora of searchable indices.
- The Mother-of-all BBS has its complimentary web scanner the World Wide Web Worm
- The WebCrawler was a good surf starting point - I haven't used it since it was sold to AOL.
- For a bit more control, spicificity of search, try the Meta Crawler.
- If you'd like to set out exploring the WWW, but you don't know where to go from here, try a random link from URouLette
- Information Sources: the Internet and Computer-Mediated Communication - a mega list of internet introspection - everything from courses to lists to information services to forums to organizations to commercial to cultural to societal overviews. Watch out - the master list is 275k! This two level table of contents gives a nice, more managable overview.
- Yahoo - A Guide to WWW is a compendious sourcebook for subject-based net exploration. By allowing readers to add entries on the fly, and then editing them, and turning them over quickly, they have accumulated quite a sourcebook. Search by subject, or look at their cool links. This beats the pants off of any commercial yellow-page effort I've seen to date. How long until they sell this baby? They moved to yahoo.com in April... (4/9/95)
- Look for yours truly (amongst other things) on the Cern's Big List of WWW Servers
- And of course, What's New With NCSA Mosaic always has much of the new cool stuff that people have bothered to register with NCSA and that they've bothered to post in these progressively larger and larger monthly installments.
- The Global Network Navigator, an Internet-based Information Center, a production of O'Reilly & Associates - book publishers gone Internet. "Internet-based Information Center" seems to be a euphamism for packaging existing internet content for people who GNN will start charging for the use of their service as soon as they possibly can.
- Europe brings us the Global On-Line News and Directory Services attempting to become the yellow pages of the net. Judge their succes by this: from April to August 1994, they registered over 30 sites devoted to recreation and leisure. Still my beating heart.
- The EXPO, a unified point of entry into hypermedia exhibits on the network (including the various Library of Congress exhibits housed at UNC).
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