Poor Penrose, the aging does not forgive.
From the page: "The idea of online pre-peer review, and likely peer review itself, is in my opinion where the future of science publishing lies."
Some weeks without comin here and I'm glad to see that old friends have thought exactly the same as me when I saw this invention of the "council". Well, it's sad and funny at the same time. Oh, StumbleUpon I miss you! But I'll get over it, sure.
I like the new logo, even I like the new clean interface... and dot. I don't like everything else, is not StumbleUpon, maybe is its stepson, is its distant cousin or is its downstairs neighbor. I will miss the genuine and I know that happens to many of us.
These are my pages rescued from the StumbleUpon's wreck at wordpress.com. I have not decided yet if there will be continuity here, who knows?, to whom it matters?
:)...just another stumble backup... MonkeyFlame [c-monkee (clickmonkey)]
The powerful monkeys are still here. Welcome.
Serendipity? Could be.
Today is the eve of D-Day. As a good Spanish, I waited until the last minute to write this. I've been here over five years (user number 1180672), and what it has given me at different levels is priceless. Laughter, knowledge, more laughs, great Stumblers, great people, more laughter, emotions, interesting debates, and maybe some friends virtual or not, is there a difference?.
In summary for my StumbleUpon has been the best Internet invention that has produced in its still short history. I started using it just when it began to produce the change from version 1 towards version 2, and I passed along all the changes that have occurred so far without problems, and they have not been few. But this is definitely nasty and I do not see myself as a monkey, pressing buttons only to feed the database of the company together the databases of the spammers, now, who they will be as at home.
So all I have left are words of thanks to StumbleUpon, and sorrow for that I believe that the latest move will ultimately be a metamorphosis that will change for the worse, what this site meant that for many of us. Many people have explained all this better than me so I will not repeat it in my poor English.
I'm not going to close this site, but I fear that my interaction with it, which was already minimal, will be even lower. It is life, shit happens.
Ciao Stumblers I'll see you in other places:
Bye bye StumbleUpon
You can find me also at (Surely I'll complete this list over time, or not):
--- Tumblr (in English):
--- Twitter (English and Spanish)
--- In Spanish
Could be my last photo here, and It's also the link to my blog in Tumblr.
Wait, everyone explains it better than me!
Fontanelle explains the SUicide also pretty much better than me.
MizRed explain the last move of StumbleUpon much better than me, and what StumbleUpon means or has meant for many of us along the time. Take a look.
It does not seems a good move. I've survived all the interfaces, and I think that although the Stumble button has worked better and better, everything else has gone from bad to worse. But since this is a business and is not mine, they will know, and as users we all know what we have to do, we may stay here, or go on other place, or a mixture of both, which is personally what I do now. In my humble opinion StumbleUpon is the best invention of the Internet history, I think now is just another invention. And there are hundreds of them. In plain text, and of course in html too.
In any case, I really enjoyed using StumbleUpon, and I'll keep doing (or not) depending on whether I enjoy what it offers. I have never liked the drama, and still less in a free service.
Spread your senses!
We shall never forget. Especially when compared to shame the heroic attitude of the media, politicians and American citizens, with the pathetic attitude of some media, politicians and a large number of Spanish citizens after 11M.