How I accidentally revived the startpage directory website
Startpage directory websites were hot back in the days, Yahoo! and Microsoft (MSN) were the big time players. As a 12-year old internet explorer I loved using these sites as a starting point for my internet adventures. Countless hours of blocking our phone landline and listening to that sweet 56k modem sound made me the internet and startups enthousiast I am today.
When the internet evolved and people got access to more channels they could use to find and consume information and content, the startpage directories I loved quickly became obsolete. New social networks, forums, direct messaging and other tools gave us the opportunity to share interesting websites and services directly with each other.
But, the magic of a startpage directory was never lost. Especially nowadays when there is just too much information to consume, we need curation and dedicated places where information is collected and presented around a certain subject.
Startup Stash is currently the #1 most upvoted product of all-time on Product Hunt, and it’s been awesome to see how it’s inspired others to built their own curated directory, a revival of the old startpage directory.
Because Startup Stash just received it’s 5000th upvote on Product Hunt I thought I’d share the awesome curated directories others (individuals and companies) have built! From (Content) marketing, to Crowdfunding, to Newsletters, Slack channels and yes, even Cannabis, here they are in random order: