There is an app for just about anything these days, but how do we decide which one’s are worthy enough to download? Many go with the ones that are featured and highest rated, but even then you must decide between the hundreds of recommendations. The most convincing force in what is downloaded is word of mouth, the applications being talked about the most by your friends, classmates, family, and coworkers are the ones you will most likely download. I have an app that I have personally become attached to for reading and entertainment is Stumble Upon. This application allows you to select from a list of interests including sports, news, art, fitness, humor, and many more in order to find the best articles, pictures, and videos customized to your liking. In many situations I find myself bored and would like to entertain myself but don’t know exactly what I want, so I let Stumble Upon find something for me.
All I have to do to be entertained is to open the app and hit the stumble button until I find something that catches my interest. I have found some of the best workout tips, stunning pictures, motivating quotes, hilarious videos, and informative articles using Stumble Upon. By giving the pages you find a thumbs up or thumbs down the app can learn what you like best, so it will provide links based on what people with similar interests have liked. By basing the selection of what they are providing you from your customized interests, you are getting personalized recommendations from people like yourself, so it is almost impossible for you to not find something that will make you laugh, smile or think within a couple of minutes. Also by connecting your favorite social media sites you can share what you find with your friends using the touch of a button. This app is genius and I have not gone a day without using it. Try it out and let me know what you think.