Friday, March 16, 2007

Stardust implosion

StumbleUpon is a relatively new (well, new for me!) site that lets you "stumble upon" interesting web sites. There's a StumbleUpon add-on for Firefox.

Basically, it sends you to random web sites. This is not new. Where StumbleUpon beats similar sites is that they apparently have some sort of database. In the early life of the web a bunch of places let you bounce to random sites. Unfortunately, as the web expanded these sites became useless. You'd be just as likely to come across a lame vanity page as a corporate page. The "cool stuff" got lost in the noise. StumbleUpon seems to have fixed this issue. A quick stumble gave me a dozen sites, each of them with at least a fair level of interest.

StumbleUpon has a new feature: StumbleVideo. It works the same way, letting you stumble from video to video. The first one I saw was a British comedian at the Apollo Theatre. It was quite funny. This was the second: the implosion of the Stardust casino in Las Vegas. The explosion took place on Tuesday (March 13, 2007). Las Vegas knows how to put on a show. Enjoy:

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