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Tuesday
Dec302008

Using StumbleUpon

 StumbleUpOn is an extension for your browser that allows you to discover any number of websites by category based on recommendation of other StumbleUpOn users.

You might think of it as being akin to reaching into a bag and grabbing a URL (a website address), thus you "Stumble Upon" a lot of really neat sites. There are many categories to select from but in the context of this blog we are interested in Photography.

I hear professional photographers regularly suggest that one key way of improving your photographic skills is to routinely look at the work of other photographers. 'StumbleUpOn' is an excellent, not to mention fun way to study and enjoy the work of some incredible photographers.

You can get the StumbleUpOn extension for either browser Internet Explorer (IE) or Firefox. I personally don't use IE so the best place to start is at the StumbleUpOn website at http:\\www.stumbleupon.com

Here is how you install it if you are using Firefox. Get Firefox up and running, go to TOOLS, then ADD-ONS, then GET ADD-ONS and do a search for StumbleUpOn. After it is found select "ADD to FIREFOX". Firefox will then request a restart and you will be automatically brought to the StumbleUpOn website where you can create a free account. You also are given the opportunity to select what site categories you are interested in stumbling upon. You can select any number of categories but remember you will randomly stumble into any of the categories as you go.
for those of you using IE. I don't believe it is available for Apple's Safari.

The installation of StumbleUpOn will give you a new tool bar in your browser. When you get time or get bored all you have to do is hit the 'StumbleUpOn' button and off you go to your first site. Hitting the button again will bring you to the next site, etc.

The process is very easy and I'm sure just as easy in IE so go explore!

Tom