StumbleUpon: Thumbs Up for Sharing and Reviewing Articles

by Julie on April 22, 2009

This is part 1 of guest blogger Derek Markham’s series about Stumble Upon. You can find Part 2 here and Part 3 here.

stumblemain480Of all of the social bookmarking sites, StumbleUpon is probably my favorite for sharing great articles, cool photos, and artwork. It’s also a great place to find information on specific topics for market research, blog post ideas, or simply for fun.

StumbleUpon is easy to learn, and with a community of 7.5 million other Stumblers, you’ll easily find other people to share your favorite links with. Stumble users give articles or pages the ‘Thumbs Up’ when they like something, and ‘Thumbs Down’ if they don’t, which helps the rest of us find the gems of the interweb and skip the lame stuff.

If you don’t have an account, go to StumbleUpon right now and sign up. Fill out your profile with as much info as you wish, adding a picture and your web url, your interests and any other random stuff you don’t mind sharing with the public. Fill out your preferences as to the topics that you like. Your page is where all of the sites that you have Stumbled will appear, listed with the most recent at the top, and that’s what others see if they click through to your profile.

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This is PART 1 of Derek’s Stumble Upon series. Read Part 2 here. Stay tuned or sign up for email alerts…and be sure not to miss his upcoming posts.

Derek Markham is a freelance writer covering environmental topics, and can be found at Twilight Earth, Green Options, and Natural Papa. When not writing, he spends way too much time on digg, Twitter and StumbleUpon.

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