StumbleUpon has been a busy bee. We certainly hoped to see some great new changes from the SU crowd after it was bought back by the initial founders after being sold to eBay, and they are doing nothing short of doing their best to impress!
Not everyone follows Stumble closely, so let’s go through some of the most recent updates:
1 – Being More Publicly Visible
Garrett Camp, the co-founder has certainly done his fair share of appearances at events but it was good to see that the SU team came out for a South by Southwest Party!
2 – Improved Advertising Network
Why should Facebook ads, sponsored Tweets, Digg sponsors, and FourSquare mayor rewards have all the fun? SU has gone through and dramatically improved their advertising network, most notably adding the option of paying with a credit card and not just PayPal.
3 – Interactive Badges!
This is the improvement we’ve all been waiting for. With all the Tweetmeme retweet and Facebook share buttons out there (yes, Digg and Reddit have them too) we have long been hoping for an interactive StumbleUpon badge. This was previously available from SU if you were a major publisher but now anyone with a website can add an SU badge with pride (and hopefully some traffic, too ;)).
4 – StumbleUpon for Chrome
SU’s latest news into the mix is adding StumbleUpon toolbar to Chrome:
This is a wonderful addition to the web toolbar and Su.pr, StumbleUpon’s link shortening tool.
Kudos to you again StumbleUpon, for all that you do!