StumbleUpon was launched long before social media network giants like Facebook and Twitter. You could spend hours on the service discovering new websites. It has served millions of people over the years but has been in a state of decline for the a long time now. StumbleUpon co-founder Garrett Camp has now confirmed that the service is being shut down 16 and a half years after it was first launched in 2002. They had a great run.
There is an alternative for users though. Camp recommends that any remaining StumbleUpon users shift their accounts to Mix.com, which is another of his projects. He says it is a better option because it was created after learning many lessons from StumbleUpon “to take content discovery to the next level.” Faithful users will still be sad to hear the news though.
StumbleUpon has been used by more than 40 million users over the years and has served more than 60 billion stumbles. Mix.com will help people find obscure but interesting content that has been recommended by people they know and trust. All StumbleUpon accounts will be transitioned to Mix.com in the next few months. You can register and import your StumbleUpon favorites, interests, and tags with just a few clicks. RIP Stumbleupon.
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