Oops! Moojj did it again. Our favorite programmer and social media user down under has used his combined of “what we need” and “how to build it” and put out a killer tool for StumbleUpon users across the universe.
Introducing the StumbleUpon Alerter. Slick and sleak, this tool can be extremely useful for those trying to crack into the enigmatic SU elite status. As mysterious as Digg, Reddit, and the “pure” social media sites are, StumbleUpon has always had the most difficult algorithm to understand along with the fewest tracking tools available. It’s unique format and the sheer difficulty of classifying it (is it really a social media site?) make this tool an invaluable add to every stumbler’s system tray.
Here’s what it does, straight from the site:
- Plays a sound whenever a person reviews your discoveries
- Plays a sound when one of your discoveries is liked
- Displays a list of your discoveries on StumbleUpon
- Shows a list of people who have rated your sites
- Lists all of the reviews for your discoveries
- Ranks your friends in order of most reviews
- Made with the same interface as StumbleUpon
Instead of going into the details, which you can get from the post itself, let’s make a semi-obvious statement and leave it open for a future post about it. Bottom line, I want to know how it can be used to be a better stumbler. There are several ideas that come to mind, such as friend-selection for those who are at or near their 200 friend level, dumping sources that aren’t getting any play, keeping track of how many times a particular site has been discovered, and then there is the research. Just the research aspect alone makes this tool a tremendous asset for stumblologists.
We’ll play with it for a week and report our findings. In the meantime, download it and play with it yourself. It doesn’t cost that much — oh, about none.
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