StumbleUpon adds video to its repertoire with StumbleVideo

New video tool pulls content from YouTube, Google Video, and MySpace for StumbleUpon users.

StumbleUpon has added a video tool StumbleVideo to its social bookmarking service. StumbleVideo pulls content from YouTube, Google Video, and MySpace. Unlike the original StumbleUpon, there's no toolbar to download, and no signup required to use it. Registration has its benefits though: After the tool has figured out your tastes, it will bring tailored content to suit you.

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The interface is very slick. After about 10 seconds of not touching your mouse, most of the player's GUI fades, leaving just the video on the screen. When a video finishes, hitting the giant Stumble button brings up another. If you want to get linked back to where the video resides, clicking on it takes you there. This is the perfect service for people who don't want to spend time sorting through the chaff that tends to find its way onto the most-watched list of major video providers. Lunch-time watchers (or procrastinators) can easily hop on, get their fix, and be done without having to navigate through pages of video thumbnails. It's one of the most efficient ways to get nothing accomplished.

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