As part of a web based Company we are constantly looking for latest technology/website in the web world. The web is so vast that no one can possibly visit all the sites in the world in his entire life span but there is a constant urge to know the latest website in our areas of interest. Stumblupon.com does that for us to a large extent. You get to see sites which you wouldn’t possibly find on Google search.
‘Stumble upon’ as the name suggests,you stumble upon a site , you like and want to share it with your friends and other people in your social network. StumbleUpon helps you discover and share great websites.
The site delivers high-quality pages according to personal preferences. These pages have been explicitly recommended by your friends or one of 8 million+ other websurfers with interests similar to you. Rating these sites you like automatically shares them with like-minded people – and helps you discover great sites your friends recommend.
StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that finds the best of the web, recommended just for you. StumbleUpon uses positive and negative user ratings to form collaborative opinions on website quality. When users stumble, they will only see pages which friends and like-minded stumblers(Stumble upon users) have recommended. Users often find that the content they discover on StumbleUpon could not have been found using a search engine.
StumbleUpon uses like/unlike ratings to form collaborative opinions on website quality. When you stumble, you will only see pages that friends and like-minded stumblers have recommended. This helps you discover great content you probably wouldn’t find using a search engine.
Searching vs. Stumbling
Using search engines to locate relevant content typically means hunting through pages of results. Rather than searching for quality web sites, StumbleUpon members are taken directly to web sites matching their personal interests and preferences.
Combats Information Overload
Information on the Internet changes rapidly. StumbleUpon is a dynamic approach to keep on top of this ever-evolving pool of knowledge. StumbleUpon filters through the vast amount of information on the web to direct Stumblers to high quality web sites which are relevant to their personal interests. An obscure but interesting site can be immediately shared with other like-minded users. Old or low-quality sites can be removed if their ratings become too low. The participation of community members helps maintain a database of the most up-to-date and highest quality sites possible.
It Uses a combination of human opinions and machine learning to immediately deliver relevant content, StumbleUpon presents only web sites that have been suggested by other like-minded Stumblers. Each time the ‘Stumble’ button is clicked, the user is presented with a high quality web site based on the collective opinions of other like-minded web surfers.
The StumbleUpon Toolbar is integrated with the user’s browser to allow for one-click access to quality web sites. A simple 2-level rating system gives users the opportunity to pass on or give their opinion on any webpage with a single click.
A Personalized Browsing Tool
StumbleUpon offers many topics which users may choose to indicate their interests and preferences so each Stumble produces only the most relevant content. StumbleUpon delivers increasingly relevant content as the Toolbar learns what the user has liked in the past and continues to present quality web sites in the future.
You can now share photos and videos too with other stumblers.
Give it a try , its worth it!
– Komal Arora
Manager – Technologies
Compare Infobase Limited