Today, as it happens, I stumbled upon “StumbleUpon” which I think is most simply described as TiVo for the Internet.
StumbleUpon uses / ratings to form collaborative opinions on website quality. When you stumble, you will only see pages that friends and like-minded stumblers have recommended. This helps you discover great content you probably wouldn’t find using a search engine.
StumbleUpon offers nearly 500 topics/interests to choose from so each Stumble produces only the most relevant content. StumbleUpon delivers increasingly relevant content as the Toolbar learns (like TiVo learns) what the user has liked in the past and continues to present quality web sites in the future.
Similar to Digg for news stories applied to the entire World Wide Web – could StumbleUpon be the beginning of the end for traditional search engines?