StumbleUpon: New Site and a Toolbar that Lets you Stumble Anywhere
StumbleUpon, the popular traffic generating and website discovery tool just released a new format for their website. The main page that you see in the screenshot now displays recommended sites with five stars ranking in SU.
Now you can use Stumbleupon on any browser by using their virtual toolbar. There is still an option to use the SU toolbars if you are IE and Firefox users but it is not entirely necessary anymore. You do not need to register in order to start stumbling but if you want to save the pages that you liked or rated, it will ask you to create an account. I also noticed that that if you are doing stumbles without an account, the pages that they will display on your stumbles are the top rated pages. In order to get pages from sites based on your selected categories, you still need to sign-up.
If you’re a StumbleUpon user and want to view their new website and check out their new toolbar, I would recommend using a different browser. There are reports that it’s still not appearing on everyone’s browsers. When I try to access their website using my Firefox with the SU toolbar installed, it brings me to the old site but if I access it using Chrome, the new design and toolbar appears. It sort of detects the browser that you are using or if you have a toolbar installed and will display the appropriate design based on the browser or the presence of a toolbar.
This is a big move for StumbleUpon. Non Firefox and IE users can now enjoy the full SU experience without having to install a toolbar. It would mean more users for them and less hassle for other browser users. I still prefer using the Firefox toolbar but this is great for people using browsers like Safari, Opera or Chrome. Enjoy Stumbling.