The decision to keep visitors inside will negatively impact sites that rely on StumbleUpon for referral traffic or SEO boosts. A similar decision was made at Digg, which resulted in backlash from its user base. Early comments suggest that StumbleUpon’s users aren’t too happy either.
Jennifer Beese: Jennifer Beese has worked as a community manager and social media strategist. When she’s not writing, you can find her studying anatomy and physiology—she literally has a skeleton in her closet—or under the stars with her telescope.