(October 29 2002) Given the present dot com blues, it is good to see that someone continue to believe in the future of directories.
Gimpsy is an action oriented directory of hand picked sites. By action oriented we mean that while most directories categorize sites according to subject, Gimpsy focus on the service a site provides.
Hence you search for sites that can help you do something, not for information in a more abstract sense. You do not search for "computers", but for "buy books on computers" or "learn about computers".
Following the same logic, the catalog structure is not divided into categories like "shopping" or "the Internet", but according to action terms like Compare, Create, Download, Find, Buy, Play, Visit etc.
It is all quite unfamiliar, but it works.
Submissions are free, but it is also possible to bid for a higher placement.
As a registered Gimpsy user, you will be able to maintain your own collection of favorites, get access to an internal discussion Forum, and communicate directly with the Gimpsy administrators. There is also a preference panel that lets you give priority to sites in specific languages or regions, exclude sites that requires payment or registration and more.