One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A website or web page that provides a directory of links to information related to a particular industry.
- ‘As the web grows larger over time, specialty directories (also known as vertical portals or ‘vortals’) focused on your business area may help you get more link popularity and your company name out to the public.’
- ‘These portals have some information about everything, but insufficient on specific areas of interest which gives rise to vertical portals or vortals.’
- ‘But, it only stands to gain if the project aims to be a vortal for the NGO community in India.’
1990s: blend of vertical (as in vertical industry, an industry specializing in a narrow range of goods and services), and portal.
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