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Today, we’re thrilled to unveil a beta version of our Explore Box, a new way for you to explore even more of the things you love. Now just type a word or phrase into the Explore Box and we’ll bring you to community-endorsed content related to your specific interest or passion.

StumbleUpon’s 500+ topics have been a great way for millions of people like you to find inspiration, entertainment, and delight by uncovering hidden gems on the Web. But as you’ve told us, sometimes you want to explore more specific interests than these topics allow. With the Explore Box, we’re making it easier than ever to navigate within your world of interests.

“Loved it! It’s so easy.” - StumbleUpon beta tester. Start exploring today at http://www.stumbleupon.com/explore.

Hundreds of thousands of interests are now waiting to be explored! For example, let’s say you need some ideas for this weekend’s barbecue. Type “grilling” into the Explore Box, and we’ll inspire you with mouth-watering photos recommended by grilling aficionados and delight you with recipes that will make you the star of the party.

Or, maybe you’re curious about rock climbing and want to learn more about whether it’s for you. Type in “rock climbing” to stumble through tips on getting started and ideas to motivate you.

Whether you’re interested in Lady Gaga, Mad Men, ways to save money, or ideas for your future visit to Machu Picchu, we’ll help you discover something surprising, informative and entertaining!

Watch this short video to see the Explore Box in action:

You can use the Explore Box from your StumbleUpon homepage at http://www.stumbleupon.com/home after you log in. Or, try it at http://www.stumbleupon.com/explore.

The Explore Box is still in beta, and we’ll be continually testing and making improvements over the coming weeks. Don’t forget that you can help make the experience better for you and other Stumblers by thumbing content up or down!

Give it a try and let us know what you think. Who knows what you’ll discover or stumble upon next?

P.S. For our Firefox toolbar veterans: You’ve enjoyed stumbling by keyword in the past, and now it’s even better with the Explore Box. There are more web pages, videos, and photos to explore than ever before! Please let us know what you think.

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