Delicious and StumbleUpon are two different social networks that let you save websites you like. Delicious Stumbles is a time saving tool for the Firefox web browser that will let you update your StumbleUpon account easily when you bookmark pages on delicious.
This video explains social bookmarking using delicious.
Yesterday Muhammad Saleem announced the Social Media extension for Firefox that lets you quickly browse how a site is saved between delicious/digg/reddit/stumbleupon. I’ve been hitting the same problem from another angle — how to quickly submit from one social bookmarking site to another.
I’m a hardcore delicious user. I use it to save everything. That’s how I build those “Best of Feeds” posts on Saturday. One problem with being a hardcore delicious user is that it means I’m not as active on other social networking sites. If I like something I save it to delicious and then get back to whatever I was doing.
I find delicious to be the quickest site for tagging and the easiest site for searching through pages I’ve bookmarked before. The problem is that I also wanted to submit my saved sites to StumbleUpon. As a blogger, StumbleUpon is a great source of traffic — not to mention a great way to find interesting sites to share and find people who have similar interests. Dosh Dosh has a great post on why StumbleUpon isn’t just a source of traffic — it’s a great tool for anyone. By crossposting the sites I find interesting to StumbleUpon as well as delicious I improve StumbleUpon’s ability to find pages I like.
With Delicious Stumbles I get all of the super-useful features I like about delicious (speed, recommended tags) but I also teach StumbleUpon more about what I like without having to spend all that time cutting-and-pasting between two accounts.
- Submit a page you’ve saved to delicious to StumbleUpon using the same URL, title, tags and description
- Use delicious’ super-quick tagging features instead of StumbleUpon’s really slow tagging
- Stumble any of your existing bookmarks
- Stumble a page while you’re saving it to delicious
How to Install
- You need the Firefox web browser – Download and install
- You need to install Greasemonkey – How-To
- You need to know how to install a Greasemonkey script – How-To
- Install Delicious Stumbles
Delicious Stumbles works best with the “old” Delicious extension.
Show Me How It Works
Save a page how you normally would on delicious. But before you click Save, click on the Submit to Stumbleupon link.
This will open up a new tab to submit on StumbleUpon with all of the information already prefilled.
You can even go back to any pages you have saved before on delicious and quickly stumble them.
What Are You Waiting For?
If you use both delicious and StumbleUpon then this script can save you at least a minute every time you submit a site. How many sites do you submit a week? Install it now.
(photo by kosmar)
I’m a big fan of StumbleUpon. If you’ve never tried it out it can be described as “channel surfing for the Internet” (especially their video-only version). You stumble to a random page on the Internet, mark that you like or don’t like it and then it will bring you to other pages based on what other people with the same interests like. It’s very cool. I try to get people to use it all the time.
Several of my friends are using it, but a couple of them have given it up because of problems where they can’t submit sites or “Thumbs Up” pages any more. I didn’t know how to fix their problem until recently when it started happening to me.
The problem is all in the toolbar. StumbleUpon has a toolbar for FireFox and Internet Explorer and every now and then they update it with a new version. Unfortunately, the toolbar doesn’t always auto-update immediately (or at all). When your toolbar is out of date you can’t submit new pages and sometimes you can’t vote on pages.
The fix is quite simple. Whenever you notice that you can’t submit pages anymore click on this link and it will prompt you to re-install the toolbar.
I’m not a big fan of YouTube, because the signal to noise ratio is so high. I am a fan of StumbleUpon. It is a quick way to find interesting and useful websites. They’ve released a new service for videos only, and it’s great. I was immediately getting relevant results because I am already a Stumble Upon user. The results speak for themselves
Stumble #1: A song I like.
Stumble #2: A guy who hooked up his synth to a tesla coil.
Stumble #3: A monkey giving a dog a hand job.
Stumble #4: Leonard Nemoy singing the Ballad of Bilbo Baggins.