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StumbleUpon

StumbleUponInternet Discovery Engine

StumbleUpon is a discovery engine (a form of web search engine) that finds and recommends web content to its users (based on the profile you establish and the sites you like). Its features allow users to discover and rate Web pages, photos, and videos that are personalized to their tastes and interests using peer-sourcing and social-networking principles.  Toolbar versions exist for Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer, and Safari.

Users rate a site by giving it thumbs up, or thumbs down selection (using the like function) on the StumbleUpon toolbar (toolbar download), and can optionally leave additional commentary on the site’s review page.  In the settings section of StumbleUpon you can further filter the types of webpages you may come across. There are interest filters which allow you to include only content for all ages, R rated content, or X rated content. There are also content filters in which you can choose to allow stumbles with audio, video, flash, images, and PDF’s.

StumbleUpon Video…On December 13, 2006, StumbleUpon launched their StumbleVideo site at http://video.stumbleupon.com/. The new site allows users without a toolbar to “stumble” through all the videos that toolbar users have submitted and rate them using an Ajax interface. The site currently aggregates videos from CollegeHumor, DailyMotion, FunnyOrDie, Google, MetaCafe, MySpace, Vimeo and YouTube.

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