By: Betsy Drazner

StumbleUpon, a randomized website browsing tool, is every procrastinator’s dream. After a few quick minutes of setting up a free account at, an icon will appear in the internet browser of your choice. This icon will navigate your trips around the internet, taking you to websites tailored to your liking.

When setting up an account, StumbleUpon invites users to check certain personal interests in categories including celebrities, humor, fitness, online games, music and basically anything else you can think of. This website presents over 500 topics and organizes the internet into your favorite ones. StumbleUpon has a range of choices so wide it will help you find websites that appeal to all of your interests, whether they be personal or professional. Once you have selected which types of websites you are interested in viewing, every time you click on the StumbleUpon icon it will take you to a site that matches one of your choices.

Topics related to advertising on StumbleUpon include marketing, advertising, SEO, journalism, radio broadcasts, etc.

The photographs, videos, articles, comics and more that StumbleUpon locates for users can be rated during each visit. Simply click a thumbs up button to signal that you enjoyed the website and it will continue to recommend websites just like that one. Click the thumbs down button and you won’t see other sites like it.

StumbleUpon is an exciting new way to spend time online. It is a way to find odd websites and information that you would never had seen otherwise. When searching for a way to occupy your time or looking for a new hobby, the answer is just clicks away with StumbleUpon.

Whether you have a free afternoon or just need a study break, this website will provide you with knowledge and entertainment. To keep my mind on focused on “researching” this topic, I stumbled upon a recipe for making hamburgers, public speaking tips, a video of a cute kitten, 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Harry Potter, a travel website and must wrap this up to continue my random search.


Written by Ad Buzz

The American Advertising Federation Illinois Chapter brings to you Ad Buzz, a blog dedicated to all things advertising related, from our favorite campaigns to trends going on in the industry.

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