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'''StumbleUpon''' is a search engine that recommends and directs users to webpages. Users create an account, choose "interests", and then are guided to webpages based on their interests. StumbleUpon allows users to find photos, videos, and other online content that they would not normally see.
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'''StumbleUpon''' is a search engine that recommends and directs users to webpages. Users create an account and choose "interests." Users are guided to webpages that have content relevant to their "interests." StumbleUpon allows users to find photos, videos, and other online content that they would not normally see.
  
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Unlike many social media platforms, the primary objective of StumbleUpon is not to interact with other users. Instead, users interact with the site: choosing interests, giving feedback on suggested websites, and occasionally viewing trending webpages. The only time that interaction between users does occur is through [[Facebook]]. Users can invite friends from Facebook to join StumbleUpon. Additionally, users can follow other users in addition to their "interests."
Created in 200q, StumbleUpon is the invention of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garrett_Camp Garrett Camp], Geoff Smith, Justin LaFrance, and Eric Boyd.<ref name="Boyd"> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stumbleupon Wikipedia: StumbleUpon]. </ref> It was chosen out of a pool of six other company ideas the four creators had come up with.
 
 
 
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Revision as of 14:41, 30 October 2013

StumbleUpon is a search engine that recommends and directs users to webpages. Users create an account and choose "interests." Users are guided to webpages that have content relevant to their "interests." StumbleUpon allows users to find photos, videos, and other online content that they would not normally see.

Unlike many social media platforms, the primary objective of StumbleUpon is not to interact with other users. Instead, users interact with the site: choosing interests, giving feedback on suggested websites, and occasionally viewing trending webpages. The only time that interaction between users does occur is through Facebook. Users can invite friends from Facebook to join StumbleUpon. Additionally, users can follow other users in addition to their "interests."