StumbleUpon: What is it?

StumbleUpon is a website that connects users to websites that they have selected in their interests.  Websites are ranked by allowing users to give a thumbs up or a thumbs down rating; reviews and tags can also be added to a website’s profile is the user desires.  StumbleUpon basically links users to content that should interest them by evaluating these ratings and distributing hits with respect to how a website was ranked by StumbleUpon’s user base.  Whenever a user clicks on the “Stumble!” button within the tool bar, a website relating to their interests is loaded.  StumbleUpon promotes itself as a website that links users to topics that are listed within their interests and preferences, instead of as a search engine which may require a visitor to be required to search through pages prior to finding a useful result.  Basically StumbleUpon is a database of websites, rankings, and people that connects all of them in a unique way, so that the new searching can instead be stumbling.

~ by admin on February 7, 2008.

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