Couple of month ago I wrote about StumbleUpon, an amazing service for discovering new websites. (quickie on stumbleupon) The idea behind it pretty simple, you need to install browser plugin and select website categories you find interesting, once done you can instantly start discovering websites through new stumble () button on your browser toolbar, each stumble takes you to some website that was recommended by other members with matching interests. You have an option to rate any website by either giving it ‘thumbs up’ or ‘thumbs down’. There is much more to stumbleupon, check it out here.
And now I want to introduce you to StumbleVideo, something very new and awesome from stumbleupon, it’s a place to relax and watch only top favorited videos by other members. Things even more simpler here, simply register(unless you already have stumbleupon account) and start stumbling for videos through ‘stumble’ button. Similarly to above, each time you stumble you’re shown top voted videos (from youtube, googlevideo, etc) based on votes by other stumblers. As a stumbler you can vote on any video by either giving it thumbs up or thumbs down. The way system operates there is little chance you’ll get to see something lame. If interested in specific videos, there is an option to narrow videos down to a particular category(animation, cars, dancing…)
Other Features include:
- share video
- see other people who gave video ‘thumbs up’
- view history of viewed videos
- view videos marked ‘up’ or ones marked ‘down’
Stumblevideo is just out and already seems fun, within a few weeks it should get even better as more and more stumbleupon users start using it, so watch out. Overall; stumblevideo = cool videos + don’t feel like doing anything but watch, no searching or typing.