TechSutra

Why StumbleUpon's SU.PR may not be a Super Idea

On reading the GigaOm piece about stumbleupon's newly launched url-shortener SU.PR, I was very intrigued. Here is a service that is offering click tracking (like bit.ly) but also helps you in getting more traffic.  It looked like  a credible alternative to bit.ly. Though the functionality and statistics offered by bit.ly is good,  its user interface is clunky. Also in SU.PR you can schedule your tweets for maximum exposure and hence more traffic. What is there, not to like? Unfortunately su.pr repeats the mistakes of the original diggbar. Here is a sample url shortened by su.pr http://su.pr/243gFG


The Ugly

Stumbleupon seems to have learnt nothing from the furore and backlash generated by diggbar's original practices which ultimately caused digg to backtrack. su.pr repeats the mistakes of DiggBar.

The Good

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