StumbleUpon users can now showcase the content they find on the giant discovery engine directly on a website and / or blog.
StumbleUpon has recently announced the release of its StumbleUpon Widget, a new sharing tool that allows members of the site to display personalized recommendations and discoveries on their personal pages, websites and blogs.
The StumbleUpon Widget comes in three sizes: small horizontal rectangle (300 x 250), large horizontal rectangle (600 x 250) and large vertical rectangle (160 x 600). To implement it, a user will first need to choose the type of content they would like to display, and then copy and paste the few lines of code into the pages of their choice. The code will generate a box featuring content based on ratings provided by members of the StumbleUpon community.
The StumbleUpon Widget is part of a series of tools provided free of charge by the giant content aggregation and ranking engine. These tools include badges (sharing buttons) and a URL shortener called su.pr. The latter — a service similar to bit.ly and TinyURL — is primarily used for Twitter and Facebook statuses and updates.
“StumbleUpon Widgets let you engage your audience and grow your content to connect your readers and friends with the most appropriate sites across the Internet,” said Stefan De Clercq, Senior Software Widgetizer, in the StumbleUpon Blog. “We are excited to launch this today and look forward to your feedback!”
The new widget will probably be useful to bloggers and web publishers looking to aggregate their content from several different sources.
StumbleUpon was founded in November 2001 and has grown steadily since then. The website currently boasts more than 15 million active users.