This is the second edition of Web Content Thursdays.
Today’s tip is about StumbleUpon, which is a great social media with over four million users.
I have to confess, when I first started using StumbleUpon, I didn’t fully understand it. I saw it as simply a way to scroll through blogs and “vote” on blog posts that I enjoyed. It is that, but it’s more too.
Here are three things that must StumbleUpon users probably don’t know:
1. There are forums on StumbleUpon (they are called groups). That’s right, you can join a forum in a topic of interest and leave and answer messages just like you can on a message board. To find a forum first you must join a group. Open the group you joinedand click on the word “discussion” next to the name of the group.
2. You can send a web page that you like to a friend. I didn’t realize this until someone else sent me a page. You send pages using your StumbleUpon toolbar. The Send to icon has the words “Send to” next to it (and I still didn’t know what it was for the longest time) and looks like a page with a green arrow coming out of it.
3. You have a blog at Stumbleupon. For most people this is just a list of the websites that they’ve entered reviews for, however you can post unique content here too. My StumbleUpon blog is: http://txwriter.stumbleupon.com/ Right now, it’s just a list of websites that I’ve reviewed.
What are your favorite StumbleUpon tips?
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