There’s a lot of stuff out there on the World Wide Web. But typing random urls to find new and interesting sites is not going to get you very far.
Usually, I discover new sites through recommendations from friends with similar interests or from links on sites that I already like. Recently, though, I’ve discovered StumbleUpon.com, “a discovery engine that finds the best of the web, recommended just for you.”
It is nothing short of awesome, like Pandora for websites. My Internet searching has just taken a quantum leap forward.
Here’s how it works:
First create an account or sign in with your Facebook account, if you’re feeling lazy. Then, tag a few of your interests.
Press stumble and off you go. Once you’re on a page, you can navigate as you would typically and if you like the page give, it a thumbs up. StumbleUpon will save the page as a favorite so you can go back to it at any time.
If you happen upon on a page you don’t like, give it a thumbs down.
You can also add sites that you already know and like to StumbleUpon.
Let’s us know if you find something good.