The famed website discovery platform, StumbleUpon, that launched in 2002 is finally shutting down after 16 years. The site is officially scheduled to go dark on June 30th. StumbleUpon’s cofounder, Garrett Camp, says the site will be folded into his other venture Mix.com which has a similar goal as SU but is better at it.
From Garrett Camp:
“Since starting SU the number of people with internet access has grown nearly 10x, and mobile phones and social media have changed our lives. The number of platforms to share or host content has increased significantly, yet we still need better tools to help us filter through the exploding amount of content on the web, and find signal within the noise. And we’ve learned from SU that while simplicity and serendipity is important, so is enabling contextual curation.”
Anyone with an existing StumbleUpon account will be automatically transitioned over to Mix.