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Stumble! | Savvy Tech Tips

January 22nd 2007

Stumble!

stumble.jpgDo you find yourself going to the same websites and forums over and over again, repeating the same web browsing ritual day in and day out?

Stumble, a nifty little free extension to Firefox or Internet Explorer, might be just the thing for you. Basically, when you download the extension, you select some categories of websites that reflect your interests. Once you’ve installed Stumble (which takes less than a minute and is painlessly simple), you have an additional navigation bar at the top of your browser screen. To use the extension, you simply click on the Stumble icon. The extension then selects a website for you to view based on your preferential categories.

It’s the execution of this idea that makes the whole Stumble concept work, however. The sites Stumble displays are based on user approvals, which you can influence by clicking on a Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down icon. If you like the site you’ve been shown, you give it a thumbs up. Don’t like it? Give it a thumbs down. Additionally, you can add any website to Stumble’s database by clicking on “I Like It!” This approval system seems to work: I’d say that I’ve found three quarters of the sites Stumble gives me worthwhile. It’s been a great way to, um, “stumble” upon some wonderful new Internet resources.

If you’re so inclined, there is a lot more to the explore about the extension as well. There is a Stumble community, bookmarking, sharing websites with friends, etc. The heart of the program, however, is its website browsing capabilities.

Enjoy!

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