StumbleuponMyFive is a new feature here at CyberNet where we list off five things about anything we decide deserves being listed! To get the ball rolling this week, I’ve got a list of five reasons why StumbleUpon rocks! It’s one of my favorite social sites and a great way to waste pass the time by when you’re bored or have a few minutes to spare.

MyFive Reasons Stumble Upon Rocks!

  1. You get to vote with your thumbs! Need I say more? When you “Stumble” upon something that you like, you just click a thumbs-up so StumbleUpon knows you enjoyed it. When you stumble upon a site that isn’t so great, just give it a thumbs down.
  2. It’s like playing the lottery. Okay, it’s kinda like playing the lottery…. you never know when you’re going to hit the jackpot and come across an awesome site! Unlike the lottery, your chances of “winning” are far, far greater. I’ve hit the jackpot quite a few times, and have come across some great sites that immediately get added to my favorites list.
  3. It’s social.. if you want it to be – StumbleUpon is considered to be a social-site, but in a way, it’s not. I love that users can be social and add reviews of sites, find and create lists of friends, and receive messages. What I love more is that I don’t have to be social! I don’t have any friends, I don’t receive messages, and I don’t really review sites. I simply click “Stumble” over and over again in search of great websites.
  4. Friendly Community – Whenever I’ve read reviews on Stumble Upon, the comments left are friendly… meaning there’s usually not the negative, non-constructive comments like what you frequently find over at Digg and other ‘Social Sites.” I’m not saying that it doesn’t happen, but I’ve found that happens far, far less.
  5. It Sends CyberNet Traffic – I couldn’t not include this one, because I’m very appreciative of the traffic it sends us! If you have your own website, never underestimate the power of StumbleUpon. When users give an article a “Thumbs Up” here at CyberNet, it usually means StumbleUpon will direct a few people our way. And sometimes the few turn into a few thousand.

If you’re not a StumbleUpon user, you may want to give it a try.  There is an official version available for Internet Explorer, and Firefox. And fortunately for those of you who use Opera, you can get the Opera Stumbler toolbar that will give you the capability to “stumble” and vote with your thumbs just as you would in Firefox and IE.