StumbleUpon Launched StumbleThru

StumbleUpon has launched a new service dubbed StumbleThru which allows users to sift and roll thru social media and personalized content driven sites such as YouTube, Flickr, Wikipedia and MySpace along with blogs from Blogspot (blogger), WordPress.com and news sites like CNN.com, BBC, and PBS.org. Somewhat replacing the dependence on restrictive site based search technology, […]

StumbleUpon has launched a new service dubbed StumbleThru which allows users to sift and roll thru social media and personalized content driven sites such as YouTube, Flickr, Wikipedia and MySpace along with blogs from Blogspot (blogger), WordPress.com and news sites like CNN.com, BBC, and PBS.org.

Somewhat replacing the dependence on restrictive site based search technology, StumbleThru allows users to target their Stumbling to specific domains (although customized domains do not seem to be working, restrciting the user to StumbleUpon ‘partners’) and uses the StumbleUpon “thumbs up, thumbs down” voting to rate the pages found using StumbleThru.

The more “thumbs up”, the higher the possibility of others finding it. If a page results in plenty of “thumbs down”, it will tend to be buried.

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