StumbleUpon, which is one of the more known and popular social bookmarking services, announced some major new features. Including new in-page toolbar which will allow using service without having to install old toolbar (that is restricted to Internet Explorer and Firefox-like browsers).
As usual blogosphere hype overrode common sense.
No research done
Dialog between blogs and readers went like this:
- Hey, they have awesome new features!
- Ehm… Where?
- Are you dumb? Right there!
- I see nothing! Whom had you called dumb?!
Luckily you have cynical hype hating me
New features are not fully live yet. If you are signed in StumbleUpon you are currently being sent to old version of everything. There are some steps you must clear to access new toys according to announcement post in StumbleUpon blog (no one bothered to read).
- Join Beta group for switch to new version http://beta.group.stumbleupon.com/
- Use new toolbar by accessing it via http://www.stumbleupon.com/toolbar/
Is it any good?
Escaping browser dependencies is great leap for service. So far it is really raw beta and not fully integrated with existing accounts.
At least Opera users like me will soon have ability to use service without 3rd party workarounds or hopelessly waiting for official widget development to rise from dead.
By the way anyone up to some StumbleUpon network building? :) http://rarst.stumbleupon.com/
Ben from frogstr #