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I Don’t Get It. Who Can Tell Something About

This is NOT a trick. It is NOT a contest. And it is NOT a critique of It IS a perfectly legitimate question for which I need your input.

I visited Stumbleupon today for the first time. The application asked me what my interests are, so I picked five. Then it said that it would show me some pages based on my interests.

I like history. So after suggesting we start with history, I was presented with a short video that colored on a black map of Asia, Africa, and Europe in order to show me who conquered what geographic area and when. That was interesting. But what am I supposed to do with that? I thought that I was going to get something to read.

So I checked out self-improvement. That turned out to be a series of blog posts where each post was only a paragraph long. Each included some type of photo. Some blogs were written ON photos. But the information was so scant that I didn’t really learn anything. Below each blog paragraph was a little box that said something about the author.

I had to laugh. I’m supposed to publish to Stumbleupon. But if my posts are less than six pages in length, my readers yell at me to write more. Or they complain that there wasn’t enough information provided to answer all their questions. So I don’t publish short posts. Stumbleupon blog paragraphs sometimes end with, “that’s all for today…come back soon for part 2”. Do you think that I could get away with that?

So what is it? I choose my interests. Hit the Stumble button. And then something is presented; usually a photo or snippet of text. Then I use the thumbs up or thumbs down buttons to indicate whether I want more of the same or less of the same. Is that all?

I realize that I can leave a comment or share. But I didn’t encounter anything worth commenting on or sharing. I was primarily distracted by trying to figure out just what Stumbleupon is for?

One comment that was posted by a young fellow said that he had been cruising around Stumbleupon for two hours and had learned more in that time than he would have in a day at school. Is that what it is for? Kind of an on-line encyclopedia that presents information in various formats but not necessarily text?

Is it like Pinterest – all photos or mostly photo-based?

Is it for peaking your curiosity about something and then it provides a link to the whole story, which resides on another website? I  hovered over the blog photos to see if I could link to the entire blog post, but there was no link.

Help me out. What is Stumbleupon to you?

You can either leave your answer in the comment section under this post or drop me an e-mail to That mailbox is empty now so your message won’t get lost.

And while you are doing that, I’ll do a bit of research and find out how I am to publish my posts to Stumbleupon. If just a paragraph and a photo, that won’t be too tough. But then, how do you finish the story? Oh, I’ll figure it out.

Tell me what you use Stumbleupon for. I’m really curious.

If nobody has an answer, I’ll assume that you haven’t figured out what Stumbleupon is for either. Or else you know, but you are too embarrassed to admit it.

Maybe Stumbleupon is good for just “vegg’in” out and poking around when you really don’t feel like doing anything else. Like watching some nonsense on TV.




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