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Sneak peek: People’s Math Directory

As the regulars here know my passion is all about making Math fun and accessible to as many people as possible. If you're new you can read more about me in my about page. I'm also learning about Internet entrepreneurship as my plan is to have my Internet ventures produce enough income by the end of 2008 to pay my day-to-day living expenses.

Toward the intention of sharing my love of Math via the Internet I've started a new web-site: The People's Math Directory. The site doesn't yet have many listings so I'm not going to create a lot of buzz about it just yet but I wanted to leak information about it here and there to get feedback about the site. The pages linked to from the footer aren't there yet and there are other tweaks I need to make for the site.

The idea behind the People's Math Directory is to provide a forum for people to submit their favorite Math sites, to find neat Math sites, and to review and make comments on the listings. It's a mini community of sorts. While there are other Math directories out there this one is unique for a few reasons:

  1. The other directories are not easy to get listed in.
  2. The People's Math Directory will focus on providing listings for Math-related things that are fun and accessible. While I won't turn down research-oriented web-sites for example (and I even have a category for those) my focus when I personally add pages will be to add those that appeal to a wider audience.
  3. I'll be updating the People's Math Directory several times a week, approving listings as they're submitted. You won't see that turnaround in the other directories.
  4. The other directories are not designed for interactivity.
  5. The other directories, except for Yahoo!, don't have a vehicle for paid ads. Listings for educational, non-profit, and non-commercial sites will always be free and Math web-site owners will be able to buy listings.
  6. I have the passion to make the directory succeed - it's much more than a business venture.

Note that I will be approving all listings and all comments so there won't be any spam nor will there be any non-Math listings.

The People's Math Directory is the second (this blog being the first) of four Math-related web-sites I'm planning to have up and running early in 2008 so keep reading this blog!

So, go check out the directory, share your opinion, and please submit your Math-related blogs and favorite non-commercial Math websites to the directory. And tell a few of your friends.

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  1. Congrats Sol, more people need the kind of passion you possess in their given niche, I will be following your progress

  2. Wow!
    I feel like Alice in Wonderland right now 🙂
    I have had the passion for mathematics since I was 14 years old and found my career teaching it…
    I have lots of links, but I also have a lot of blogs to visit, thanks to you!
    I still have a week of my holiday left. I think I have to use one day to get all the addresses together to your good cause! (I can organize my bookmarks at the same time)

  3. Leena,

    Welcome to the blog. I look forward to your Math links.

  4. Don,

    Thanks for the acknowledgment and for the kind words.

  5. Thanks Sol for doing so much to get the word out there about the importance and beauty of mathematics!

  6. great idea. however, i saw no rss feed: is it possible to get one? i have great links but not “on hand”. will send as they bubble up!

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