StumbleUpon is now known as one of the best things to have happened to internet, and to the blogs more specifically. Basically, SU is a web site ranking and discovery tool. From the wikipedia,
StumbleUpon is a web browser plugin that allows its users to discover and rate web-pages, photos, videos, and news articles. These web pages are typically presented when the user who is known as a stumbler within the StumbleUpon community clicks the “Stumble!” button on the browser’s tool bar. StumbleUpon chooses which new web page to display based on the user’s ratings of previous pages,ratings by his/her friends, and by the ratings of users with similar interests. i.e. it is a recommendation system which uses peer and social networking principles. There is also one-click blogging built in as well. Users can rate, or choose not to rate, any web page with a thumbs up or thumbs down, and clicking the Stumble button resembles “channel-surfing” the web.
Stumble Upon is a surf tool rather than a search tool. But for any user, its much more than that. It is a vast resource of informative web-pages. You can “stumble upon” tutorials, jokes, pictures and various kinds of videos which can be, at some time, very useful and at other time, funny and amusing. Personally, StumbleUpon gives me my daily dose of blogging tips, blogging tools and other similar resources.
What could be the best feature to be added to StumbleUpon, ever?
All that said, I still feel that some thing is missing here. StumbleUpon lacks a feature that if integrated with it can make it the unbeatably best tool to be developed for the internet, to enhance its functionality? Can you think of it?
Well, I think I just found an answer to my own question. The Instant Search feature!
You know,what? I rate and review every useful blog/blog entry that I come across and my SU profile is now almost a big resourceful index of some really useful blogging articles from around the internet! But whenever I feel the need to go through any of them, I realize that digging through hundreds of articles is such a pain! And most of the times, it happens that I have to Google for the post I am looking for even though it is in my list of stumbled websites at SU.
It’d simply be great if StumbleUpon provided some means to let its users find and navigate through their rated/reviewed pages easily. That’d save anyone a lot of trouble. What do you think? I have already written to StumbleUpon making this suggestion. It can be that its already in their to-do list. I just hope to see it coming up very soon.
12 thoughts on “Instant Search:The Coolest Feature to be added to StumbleUpon,ever!”
StumbleUpon is one of the greatest social bookmarks website ever..what if the active stumblers got lost into what they have been stumbled trough for years for instance.. 😀 I think you got the point Abhinav!
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Audee, I am not talking about active stumblers getting lost into anything actually. I am talking about useful articles that get buried under more articles that you stumble over some time.
An advanced search feature, like the instant search or desktop search in Winamp or Microsoft Vista 🙂 would be really useful.
Sounds cool.. I usually “bookmark” a site/url that I like by posting about it as a blog post and link to the site ^^
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Yes, bookmarking is great 😀 ATM, I have more than 15 pages each in more than 15 folders in my bookmarks 😛 Instant search through our own stumbles would still be fantastic 😉
I love StumbleUpon! Not only does it help get exposure, it is fun! And, I like how it gives me an archive for reference later on. I kind of thought that “tags” were how I am to organize my collection, but perhaps I have not been at it long enough to have too many articles for the tag system to work well…
Anyway, good topic, and something to think about.
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I have stumbled, an exact, 650 websites till this moment and if I go digging through all those to find a website, I’d go mad 😀
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A search feature would be very useful for some people. Lately I have barely used SU, although I use it to send things to my friends all the time.
Well it’s an excellent point, regarding the missing search feature. It’s funny how fast ‘information’, which is a good thing, can become un-useful if there is no means to organize it! Well, maybe that’s why Brin & Page are billionaires.
I agree that Stumbling with search would be a world-beater.
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I also wish they would design the site so that we would get the referrer url in our logs (or Google Analytics stats). As it is you can see you have a bunch of links from stumbleupon but you can’t easily see the page on stumbleupon they found your site on.
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StumbleUpon tool or software is really new for me. I don’t think that I can use it for my own page to be my tool too. But there is no wrong in trying, I will try this software for my own good, but I really don’t know how to have it and how to use it, so I am requesting that maybe I need some help from you, can you help me? well thanks, I am hoping for your response thanks.
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