Search engines, like Google, Bing, or Yahoo are used to search the Internet for websites related to the specific words or phrases you search for… boring!
StumbleUpon is a “discovery engine”. Unlike a search engine, a discovery engine does not look for exactly what you want. Instead, its goal is to find the most useful and interesting website on the internet and match them to the people with an interest in those topics. It’s a fun way to discover websites similar to ones you like – or random awesomeness that you wouldn’t have even thought to search for.
1.) Infinite zooming comic tapestries (www.zoomquilt.org)
2.) Create & send private notes that self destruct, Mission-Impossible style (www.privnote.com)
3.) Literally paint a picture with words (www.tholman.com/texter)
Stumbleupon has a vast community of websites, and users that help rate and populate it with new sites every day, so it populates new material each time you use it. You can even install handy toolbars in your browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Exporer, Safari) so you can easily stumble around the world wide web. Be sure to give us a thumbs up if you happen to stumble upon brainybeaver.com 😉