From Amanda Walsh – Recently, the PR Prowess blog introduced me to a neat new website, Stumble Upon. The plug-in is a special feature that users can download for their Internet Browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc). The Stumble Upon program installs a button on your toolbar when surfing the Web. When you click on it a new Web page is randomly produced for you. You can read more about it here on Joe Ferry's website.
Initially when you sign up with Stumble Upon, it allows you to indicate your interests so it can generate pages that may be of interest to you when you use the program.
I have downloaded the plug-in for my Fire Fox browser and frequently click on the button to generate random Web sites at my leisure. Much like PR Prowess blogger, Joe Ferry, I find a lot of the marketing/communications Web sites to be very interesting.
Here are some of my favorites:
- 10 Rules for Being Human and Chinese Proverbs both have wise sayings that help put life into perspective.
- Preciseedit.com is essential to write effectively in Public Relations. Check out this page of 10 over-used words in writing.
- 15 Sites to Becoming a Better Web Designer would have been very helpful to me when I was working on Web sites this summer.
- Advertisements from Around the World is interesting, especially the way that companies target different people and cultures.
Stumble Upon is a great resource for bloggers or anyone needing a creative spark to get their creative juices flowing.