StumbleUpon ~ our 800th Useful & Interesting post

| October 14, 2013 | 0 Comments 

Stumbling is a natural activity for Tim, (!!) and one of our favourite routes to internet discovery, is stumbling with Stumble Upon – so, it forms an appropriate 800th Useful & Interesting link. Just remember to stop some times too!

StumbleUpon is a web browser plugin that allows you to discover and rate webpages, photos, videos, and news articles. These webpages are typically presented when you — known within the community as a Stumbler — click the “Stumble!” button on the browser’s toolbar.

When you install the toolbar, and on your first use, you fill out a form to say what your interests are (no – not like a dating agency – don’t worry!) StumbleUpon chooses which new webpage to display based on your preferences, ratings of previous pages, ratings by your friends, and by the ratings of users with similar interests. i.e. it is a recommendation system which uses peer and social networking.

There is also one-click blogging built in as well. You can rate, or choose not to rate, any webpage with a thumbs up or thumbs down, and clicking the Stumble button is like “channel-surfing” the web.

Twitter, and careful research, are the best ways of discovering really usefuls.

But, basically, StumbleUpon is a great way of finding new “stuff” that interests YOU! Be warned though it can be addictive! Remember to do other things, like eat, sleep and talk to your family!

Category: 2) Useful n Interesting

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