How to make a viral video

People share for two major reasons: “a) they altruistically want to share the enjoyment of that video with others or b) they selfishly want to be seen sharing or critiquing that video.”

Sexed-up goes live for all

StumbleUpon is shaking off the beta label and introducing all 25 million of its members to the colorfully redone and hyper-personalized version of its site first launched one month ago.


Top 10 Windows 8 apps — so far

We’ve picked out 10 stand-out apps that look and work great on Windows 8, and which show off the platform’s potential for gorgeous graphics and tablet-friendly touch controls.

Garrett Camp vacates CEO role at StumbleUpon

Other than the dedication of its founding team, few things have remained consistent at the click-to-discover, reborn startup StumbleUpon during its tumultuous, 10-year history. But, as frequent change has yet to kill the company, perhaps it can withstand the exit of its founder and CEO Garrett Camp.


The most popular StumbleUpon links of 2011 (infographic)

What do Japan’s earthquakes and tsunami, the royal wedding, and the passing of Steve Jobs have in common? They were all hugely popular topics on StumbleUpon in 2011. The link discovery website had quite a year — in October it reached 20 million users, December brought a complete site redesign, and it now averages 1.2 billion “stumbles” per month.

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StumbleUpon to roll out new updates today

Link discovery service StumbleUpon will be rolling out a major update today, the first in nearly a decade, that cleans up the site’s user interface, revises the site’s design and adds a new channel feature.

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News discovery site TrapIt could be Pandora for news stories

TrapIt, an online service that’s designed to help individuals discover new content on the web, launched pretty quietly on Tuesday and is still cruising in a private beta. VentureBeat had a chance to try the site out for a few days. So far it seems a lot like Pandora for news stories — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.