Stumbleupon: What is it good for?
Find Interesting Websites
Stumbleupon.com helps users find websites that might be unknown, but are high in quaility in regards to educating and entertaining. Instead of typing a topic of interest into a search engine, all the work is done for you. Users pick what subjects they are interested in, such as movies, fashion, art, computer technology, books, relationships, and many more. In my opinion, Stumbleupon is like TV channel surfing for the web.
You can also use this website as you would a social networking site in that you can add friends. Your friends can see what websites you have added as a 'favorite' and you can check out theirs. This is just another way that you can discover unique and fun sites.
Those that have blogs, write online articles or hubs, or own a website are always concerned with how much traffic they hold. Stumbleupon can help generate traffic if you add your site directly and if users keep adding reviews for it.
I have used Stumbleupon many times for inspiration when trying to find ideas for my online articles. When I saw a video about tall painting, I was inspired to write an article about unique ways to paint. It is also a great place to help inspire artists, musicians, or any other creative occupations or hobbies. It is very easily personalized for each user; one can click on each area of interest and then further narrow it down by clicking on related subtopics. People can find many reasons to start discovering unusual and creative websites on Stumbleupon.
What does it mean to stumble? After setting up a profile, the site will ask you to click on topics that you are interested in. After doing so, you can click the stumble button at the top of the screen and websites will randomly be displayed based on your designated preferences.
How do I add websites that I find somewhere else to Stumbleupon? The easiest way is by adding the Stumbleupon tool bar. You can use the thumbs up and down buttons just as if you were on stumbleupon.com. Another way is to click on the Favorites tab and then click on the add a site button. Provide the URL and your review by describing what the website is about and why people should view it.
How do I add my website or blog? You can add it in the same way that you would add any other site to your Favorites. Another way to recommend any website or your own is to enter the URL and review here: http://www.stumbleupon.com/submit
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