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What is StumbleUpon? • StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that finds and recommends web content to its users. It features allow users to discover and rate Web pages, photos, and videos that are personalized to their tastes and interests using peer-sourcing and social networking principles. definition from Wikipedia.org • Unique because it is the future of the web. • Information coming to you • Web 2.0 is going towards Web 3.0
History Founded in November 2001 by Garrett Camp, Geoff Smith, Justin LaFrance, and Eric Boyd in Calgary, Canada. Then moved to San Francisco in 2005 Was sold to Ebay in May 2007 for $75 million and later bought back by Garrett Camp, Geoff Smith, and few others investors buy it back. April 2010: the company hit 1 billion stumbles per month June 2010: reaches its 10,000,000th members January 2011: the company surpassed Facebook as top source for Social Media traffic February 2011: broke its mobile usage record during the Super Bowl July 2011: Reached 44 million stumbles in a single day August 2011: Hit the 25 billionth click
How To Start “Stumbling” Go to www.stumbleupon.com Create account – logging in with Facebook means you can share your finds on your Facebook wall, but that option can also be turned off Then set up your interests: choose what kind of sites/articles will show up every time you click the “stumble” button on your toolbar. You can always go back into your profile and change your interests.
How To Start “Stumbling” Install the toolbar Stumble: Click the stumble button on your toolbar. This will load a random page that StumbleUpon pulls from their files based on the interests you gave them at the beginning. If you like the page/article it brings up, click “I like it!” If, however, it is a site you find disgusting, click thumbs down. You can change your interest or stumble only one interest (like photography) by clicking the “all” button next to stumble and changing your preferences there.