Stumbleupon introduces “share”

We talked so many times about Stumbleupon so I assume you already know that this is one great social network. Lately, Stumbleupon has introduced a new function called  sharing.

You can now share a story that you liked most with your entire list of friends.  To do this you have to go to “Your favorites”. Once you get there, you will see in the left side of the page a list of thumbnails. Mouse over one of those thumbnails and then click “Share” if you want to share that respective story with your friends. Here is how it looks like:


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The good

It’s obvious that you can now easily share a story that you liked, with your friends. You can manually select some fellows or you just click on “all” and stumbleupon will do the hard work.

The bad

This is also obvious – spammers! Since this functions has been introduced, I started to get way too many stories into my email from people that only want to promote their websites. I do agree to be sent one or two stories per week from a fellow of mine, but sending me 2-3 stories / day / person is just dumb. I don’t even have time to read&see so many websites.

There was something like this before as well. It is named  “Send to” and can still be found in the toolbar. However, with “Send to” you aren’t able to send emails in mass.

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4 Responses to “Stumbleupon introduces “share””

  1. Gerald Weber

    Well I always wondered why SU diddn’t have this since digg always did. I think it is a concern some people might go nuts with it and it could become a problem. I think a good solution would be to put a daily limit on how many times one can share. We shall see how it effects the community.

  2. Vikash Dhankar

    hah..From last 2 days i am getting bundle on emails from my Stumble Upon Friends, as i was not login to Stumble Upon since last 4 days.
    The new feature of SU make my Email Full of its emails. ANd if I Spam the emails then i can loose some interesting stories.
    Well nice post and keep it up.

  3. mike

    besides being more difficult how is this different than using the “Send to” function built into the SU toolbar? My friends and I have been sharing stumbles forever using it. Works great. You can also send to not SU users as well.

  4. Artikel Internet

    Thanks for your info, i will check to stumbleupon.

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