How do you deal with all the clutter on the Internet? A new Web site that launched on Thursday purports to help you separate the wheat from the chaff with a directory of popular sites for various search categories, but there doesn't seem to be much to it.
The site, which sports the cutesy name of Cludr, features a Google search box and a list of 18 categories including "dating," "health," "investments," "music," "news," "shopping," "search" and "Yellow Pages." Behind the links are lists of the most popular Web sites in each of the categories.
A company spokesman called Cludr a Web directory. But it's a far cry from traditional directories such as Yahoo Directory, which offers a lot more than just lists of sites, or even the very comprehensive Open Directory Project.
To me it seems like a very simple but organized list of bookmarks. Surprisingly in this user-generated content mad environment, it has none of the social media elements of popular bookmark sites like Delicious and StumbleUpon.
The site is powered by Google search and features Google ads, but with fewer ads and no video, news, image or video links.
A company news release quoted a happy customer who said, "Nothing gets in your way."
Yeah, definitely not the features.