There are certain words that have become a part of the lexicon based on the popularity of certain sites. To “Digg” a site means to spread it’s popularity via Digg.com. To “Stumble” a site is very much the same process through the site StumbleUpon.com. StumbleUpon is part social networking site and part recommendation engine.
Users of StumbleUpon can “stumble” (or recommend) a website, photo, or video online. The StumbleUpon engine will then choose a new site based on the user’s interests, as well as those sites that a user has given a thumbs up or thumbs down before. Users can download a StumbleUpon toolbar, which will work within a web browser, so they can easily Stumble any site worth recognition.
In an age of spam, the StumbleUpon engine has to capability of being exploited by business owners looking to promote their own sites. However, because StumbleUpon is an internet democracy of sorts where majority rules, the site is actually very well filtered and the cream really does rise to the top. At StumbleUpon you can find interesting sites that you may otherwise never encounter in casual web surfing.
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