Adios, Zeal!

I didn’t think it would happen but it has. LookSmart has shutdown Zeal.com.

We thank you all for being a part of the Zeal community and contributing your time and knowledge to the Directory. LookSmart has decided to focus internal resources on objectives that are more central to our business strategy and Zeal.com has been shut down. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you again for contributing to the Zeal community.

We think avid Zeal users will appreciate the large and vital community at Furl.net. Furl is an online book marking service that helps save information that’s important to you, share it with friends and see what others are saving.

Wonder if LookSmart could no longer afford to commit the resources necessary to maintain the directory. I don’t know of anyone that actually used Zeal, and I can count the referrals on one hand. I have a feeling that we’ll be hearing less and less about LookSmart.