I see my roommate spending hours in front of his computer each and every day. So I stopped by his room and asked what he does thats so fascinating to occupy him for hours every day. He told me that he was “stumbling.” I was a bit confused by that response, but he clarified and said he’s on stumbleupon.com, a random search engine customized for you. I decided I had to check it out for myself.
The front page me asked me to sign up for their site. I’m always a bit skeptical to sign up for a new website that I don’t know much about. However, my roommate assured me that it’s a safe site. So I signed up and gave them my information.
It then prompted me to select some of my interests. So I went on down the lists checking off things that I was interested in. I was surprised at how many choices were listed, it was a pretty impressive amount. I proceeded to hit the “stumble” button on the screen and starting viewing different websites the search engine brought up.
With each site the search engine brings you to, there is a bar at the top of your screen. You can either click “like”, “dislike”, or choose to select neither. By click the “like” and “dislike” buttons stumbleupon.com helps find you similar sites to the one you liked, and dissimilar sites to one you disliked. So the more you use the service the better your searches become.
I can now see why roommate can spend hours in front of his computer “stumbling.” This site brings forward so many things on the internet you didn’t even know existed. I found pictures, cooking tips, and amazing sports highlights I never would have found on my own. The best part about it is stumbleupon.com will bring the searches to you. All you need to do is click the “stumble” button on the top left corner on the screen to move on to the next search.
I can honestly say I am now hooked on the service, and my searches get better and better each time i visit the site. If you’re looking to find some new stuff on the internet I highly recommend checking it out. You won’t be disappointed.