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Find cool new stuff on the Web with StumbleUpon

Locate content related to your interests with this useful Chrome extension.

Let's face it: there's a whole lot of content on the Internet, and there's no way to find the best of it without a little help. StumbleUpon can help with this monumental task by recommending sites to you based on your interests and the recommendations of others. The StumbleUpon Chrome extension integrates StumbleUpon's functionality into your browser, making it easy to discover and make note of new and interesting sites.

We didn't have a StumbleUpon account, so the first thing we had to do was create one, which was a simple process of selecting a username and password and entering our e-mail address; alternately, we could have logged in using our Facebook account. We were then prompted to select at least five interests from a list; we chose dogs, food, and fine art, among others. Once installed, StumbleUpon appeared as a discreet toolbar at the top of each Web page. Clicking the Stumble button took us to a random site that aligned with our interests, and by clicking the thumbs up or thumbs down button, we were able to start teaching StumbleUpon what we liked. Users can also make comments about sites, which are saved to their profiles, and following other StumbleUpon users lets you view content recommended by others. It didn't take long for us to get the hang of StumbleUpon and start exploring all kinds of interesting sites. Overall, we found StumbleUpon to be a fun and simple way to discover cool new stuff on the Web, and we recommend it.

StumbleUpon installs and uninstalls without issues.

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