A Eulogy to StumbleUpon (story by Ainsley Arin)

First they mercilessly killed Craigslist Personals. Stealthily, shamelessly, like an assassin in the night.
Now StumbleUpon has been given a death sentence, no hope of reprieve. It feels like the world is diminishing, bit by bit.
At least the good people at SU (if I may be so informal) have allowed us time to prepare and adjust. Unlike Cl (no apologies this time, they screwed us over) which pulled the plug without a word of warning.
So goodbye (soon) to StumbleUpon. You were random but you were real. You recommended books that I should read. You shared showbiz gossip with me. You showed me porn to excite me (sometimes to downright astonishment me). You gave me gifs to amuse and entertain me.
You shared photos of cute little kittens to make me go ‘ahhhhh’. You asked me questions and told me weird facts. You were like a friend. A rather strange friend it is true, but a friend I was always happy to see. Though not always one I would want to introduce to my parents.
StumbleUpon, I for one will miss you deeply.
(Okay I will probably adjust to Mix eventually but I hate change).

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