StumbleUpon in the News Archives

“A product that is rarely talked about among social media products, but has a surprisingly large footprint on the Web, is StumbleUpon. It now has 10.6 million users and regularly pushes big traffic to online publishers. According to a new analysis by Web analytics company Woopra, StumbleUpon drives nearly twice as much traffic than Digg.”

“Stumbleupon: The Silent Social Media Success Story” – ReadWriteWeb, July 26, 2010

“Search engines were initially conceived to bring some semblance of order to the Web. They still deliver key information, but as good as they are, they don’t really organize the discovery for the user…StumbleUpon has something really important here.”-

“The Entertaining Future of Search” – PC Mag, July 26, 2010

“I always thought StumbleUpon was a great little company that was building a structured database for the relevant web, something that Facebook is now trying to do with its Like button. In many ways, this San Francisco-based company gets overlooked for its contributions to the web ecosystem…Fast-forward to today, however, and Camp & Co. are still rocking out.”

“For StumbleUpon, 10 Million Reasons to Party” – GigaOM, June 17, 2010

“StumbleUpon has…released the web bar as well as a new version of the flagship Mozilla add-on, its URL shortener and content syndication service, a Chrome extension, a revamped ads system, a new look to their site, an iPad app, new badges, and more. In other words, they’ve been busy.”

“StumbleUpon Quietly Signs Up Its 10 Millionth User” – TechCrunch, May 18, 2010

“StumbleUpon over the past year has been consistently in the top two Social Media sites in terms of generating global website traffic. Indeed, in the US in March StumbleUpon was number one ahead of Facebook in terms of website traffic generation.”

“StumbleUpon second globally to Facebook and leads in US” – StatCounter , April 22, 2010

“The big difference for advertisers is that the platform is now built on top of the same technology that powers, the URL shortener for content publishers that StumbleUpon launched last summer. This new platform is faster and more responsive and now StumbleUpon ads is better integrated with the overall site.”

“StumbleUpon’s New Ad Platform: An Inside Look” – Mashable, March 2010

“The content-discovery service, StumbleUpon, has gotten itself back to start-up status, after being bought by eBay two years ago. It announced today that it was returning to being an “investor-backed startup” by a roster of well-known Silicon Valley investors, including Ram Shriram of Sherpalo Ventures, Accel Partners and August Capital.”

“StumbleUpon Reborn as a Startup” – All Things Digital, April 13, 2009

“StumbleUpon is the greatest thing ever invented. The site makes the Internet infinite in its possibilities yet totally accessible. Warning: never has a website hijacked my brain, my attention span, and time itself quite like StumbleUpon.”

“The Most Addictive Website Ever” – The Oprah Magazine, January 30, 2009


“Best of the Web 2008: Social Networks

“BusinessWeek Best of the Web 2008: Best Social Network” – BusinessWeek, October 2008

“StumbleUpon can go beyond the finding powers of traditional search engines such as Google and Yahoo. By incorporating elements of social media, it is offering advertisers a unique ability to market to users with particular tastes and interests, and the opportunity to glean instant feedback from their campaigns in a way that was not readily available before.”

“Don’t Search – Stumble” – Globe and Mail, May 22, 2008


“A Web service called StumbleUpon has spent the last six years trying to satisfy such a need, perfecting a formula to help you discover content you are likely to find interesting. You tell the service about your professional interests or your hobbies, and it serves up sites to match them. As you “stumble” from site to site, you will feel as if you are channel-surfing the Internet, or rather, a corner of the Internet that is most relevant to you.”

“A Way to Find Your Corner of the Internet Sky” – New York Times, October 7, 2007

“Garrett Camp is a veteran of the web industry. The net discovery service StumbleUpon he and two friends founded in 2001 has more than two million registered users and his investors include some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley.”

“Web 2.0 wonders: StumbleUpon” – BBC News, March 29, 2007

“Next Net 25: Ranked #1 in Social Media. Launched in 2002 by three 20-somethings in a Calgary, Alberta, apartment, StumbleUpon now has 2 million registered users drawn by its knack for finding websites that match their interests and those of others with similar tastes as they “stumble” around the Net.”

“Startups to Watch: StumbleUpon” – Business 2.0, February 21, 2007