With Yahoo Bookmarks, we always wanted to aggregate users bookmarks into an open searchable directory, ala dmoz It never happened, the non-sellable output didn’t justify the cost of the complexity and infrastructure.

Now with smart clients, outlines, shared outlines and aggregators, there’s the basis of a distributed web directory.

An idea – publish bookmarks files, or parts of bookmarks, in opml. The format fits nicely. Connect files with instant outlines and shared outlines, and display with activeRenderer

The Radio Userland directory is a place to start