September 12, 2007

"Warning: StumbleUpon is dangerously addicting."

Have you heard of social media? It's the future of the internet - where users gather, collaborate, chat, vote, and do everything else together. One of the most innovative and powerful of all social media sites to date is known as StumbleUpon.

But don't assume that the greatest thing to happen to the internet is a positive thing. I'm here to give you a warning: StumbleUpon is dangerously addicting.

If you don't know what StumbleUpon is, head over to and sign-up - it's free and takes no more than one minute. But before you do, ask yourself if you can afford to waste your life browsing the web.

Once you've signed up to be a stumbler, you can add a "stumble" toolbar to your Firefox browser and start "stumbling" around the internet.

StumbleUpon uses preferences that you personally set to randomly send you to websites that would be of interest to you. Because StumbleUpon lets you personalize what websites you are taken to, you can never lose.

Or can you?

Because of the unique customization abilities of StumbleUpon (and the ability to make friends based on things you like) you are almost guaranteed to hardly ever do work, watch the kids, go out with friends, or do any real-life socializing once you sign up for StumbleUpon.

Don't take my word for it, head over to right now and sign up. Once you've done that, add me as a friend and start exploring the abyss of space.