Yahoo Picks, R.I.P. (1995-2008)
Yahoo is shutting down it’s “picks” section. Although I have not visited that section in 8 years or so, I have a special place in my heart for it. I started visiting yahoo picks in the first few months after it opened its doors in 1995. For years, I have had this vague recollection of my early experiences: a list of recently opened “cool” new sites like espn.com, the government of Ireland and “Deb and Jen’s” Land o’ useless facts. In 2000, my own site “quorum.org” (now called e-thepeople.org) was a daily pick.
Sad to see you go. Here is a screen shot of what the early web looked like: