Content discovery service StumbleUpon is the latest company hoping to claim some space in your Facebook Timeline.
A StumbleUpon spokesperson says the thinking behind Timeline integration is pretty straightforward: It’s “based on our finding that many of our users find Stumbling more enjoyable when the things they discover become social objects” — and Timeline is a “frictionless” way to make that happen. That also means StumbleUpon is about to get a lot more exposure on Facebook.
As for what that looks like in practice, it should be pretty similar to many other Timeline apps. The app will post to Facebook every time you follow a new Interest, Channel, or Stumbler, and every time you Like a piece of content that you discover on StumbleUpon (multiple updates will be consolidated into post so that they don’t totally overwhelm everything else).
StumbleUpon users who want to activate the Timeline integration can go to their Settings page and either connect their account to Facebook (if they haven’t already) or select “add my activity to Facebook Timeline.”
StumbleUpon is the easiest way to discover new and interesting things from across the Web. More than 25 million people turn to StumbleUpon to be informed, entertained and surprised by content and information recommended just for them. In addition, more than 80,000 brands, publishers and other marketers have used StumbleUpon’s Paid Discovery platform to tell their stories and promote their products and services. Explore more at http://www.stumbleupon.com.
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