A short while ago, it was announced that StumbleUpon would be shutting down. Well, the day has come and StumbleUpon is officially no more – well, sort of.
Although StumbleUpon is officially closed, there is now the alternative called Mix which you can give a try. We will be updating our own social links to remove StumbleUpon and we will give Mix a try and see what that is like for while. If Mix is any good, we will update our social links to include Mix.
We – as many others would have done, received the final email from the guys at StumbleUpon, which reads:
Thank you for being part of internet history.
Wow, after 16 years, the day has come. Today is the last day that Stumbleupon.com exists online, and as we head into this moment, we want to look back and thank you for making StumbleUpon an internet legend.
Before posts and tweets, before snaps and pins, StumbleUpon was there providing endless internet entertainment with just the push of a button. Because of users like you, we served up nearly 60 billion stumbles to over 40 million Stumblers, and infinite hours of “woah, cool” moments. StumbleUpon was more than just a button. People connected, made friends, found career inspiration, and even fell in love!
“I met some of my dearest friends on SU. People who I went on to meet in real life. people all around the world. more than just an Internet site. Much much more.”
— CH, stumbled 16 years
This isn’t “goodbye”; it’s more of a “see ya on the other side”. Recently, we’ve shifted our focus to build a new discovery platform with the lessons we learned from StumbleUpon.
Meet Mix! On Mix, you’ll be able to build shareable collections of your favorite finds across the internet: articles, videos, podcasts, and more. As you curate the web, your saves will turn into meaningful recommendations for others in Mix. We hope to make discovery a collective endeavor, helping each other find gems from the depths of the web that we wouldn’t have come across on our own. And you’ll be in good company with your fellow Stumblers that have already given Mix a try — see Tom and Art. Feeling nostalgic? Take a journey back in time with StumbleUpon Time Machine on Mix.
If you haven’t yet, we’re excited for you to try out Mix! Hope to see you on the other side.
♥ The StumbleUpon Team