I wanted to take a moment to share some Internet news with you readers, and especially is you are users of the StumbleUpon service. Sadly, this means of stumbling upon something cool on the Interwebs will be going away tomorrow and I’ve secured the Official Statement from one of their co-founder, Garrett Camp. They plan on taking any lessons learned from SU to the next level of “content discovery” via a new medium called Mix. Let’s continue.
“After careful consideration, we’ve made the decision to focus fully on building Mix and transition StumbleUpon accounts into Mix.com over the next couple months. We have built Mix to work on every browser and smartphone, to make the transition as smooth as possible. With a few clicks you can register and import your SU favorites, interests and tags creating Mix Collections that are easily shared with friends.”
What It Was: StumbleUpon was a discovery and advertisement engine (a form of web search engine) that pushed recommends of web content to its users. Its features allowed users to discover and rate Web pages, photos and videos that are personalized to their tastes and interests using peer-sourcing, social-networking and advertising (sponsored pages) principles. (c/o Wiki).
Piercing Ken Thoughts: Okay so I truthfully hate anything that can potentially lead a site visitor to a medium like my own two websites. It’s 2018, and unless you pay for Facebook Page likes, your postings on that are unseen by most of the ones who really enjoy it and with over 1 billion active websites currently online, I say its every site founder for themselves in trying to get you to their entertainment offerings. I currently have a SU account but its been years since I last used it and with it going away tomorrow I am thinking to just let it go. I never saved anything and instead used it to showcase my own posts in discussion boards about similar topics. Perhaps in time I will look into what Mix.com is all about but if it doesn’t help what I am doing on this or the PiercingMetal.com website, I will likely not be sticking around. If you are using it and don’t care to move on, I suggest that you login one last time and delete your account for good measure. I’ve begun deleting a number of my seldom used Internet accounts because I really didn’t need them anymore and can find the information they once provided easier somewhere else. What about you readers? Are you impacted by the looming end of StumbleUpon or will you be okay and get by without it. Chime in down below.