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Online auction house eBay has confirmed it has bought StumbleUpon, the website which offers user-created reviews and recommendations of other websites. eBay is paying about $75m for the site which claims 2.3 million regular users. The push behind the deal seems to be that Web 2.0 doozy "community". Michael Buhr, senior …

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So SU will now be poisoned with eBay ads

What this means is that SU users, who up until now have enjoyed being able to get high-quality peer-reviewed sites, will now be bombarded with eBay ads. I have the SU plugin on Firefox and I use it heaps; I've found many interesting sites with it. Now I have AdBlock Plus installed as well, so this might not affect me.

But the minute I cop an eBay ad while Stumbling is the minute I uninstall it from my browser and close my SU account for good.

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Law

Bugger

Bugger.... I hate ebay.... and paypal... and skype!! Basically anything they touch becomes a target for hackers and adware crap......

"But the minute I cop an eBay ad while Stumbling is the minute I uninstall it from my browser and close my SU account for good."

.... I agree, but it's a shame because this and Foxmarks are the only 2 tools I install on ALL my machines, can't live without really!!

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Les

I can see a pattern here...

Mutter. First Last.FM, now StumbleUpon.

It's obviously buying season....

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