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Socialbrowse is a new social networking website similar to Stumbleupon. Since Socialbrowse is still in beta you’ll have to enter your email address when you arrive at the Socialbrowse website so that you can be invited. When you enter your email and hit the ‘get it!’ button you should probably receive your invitation instantly.

At the moment there aren’t many people on Socialbrowse because it is quite new so I recommend that you sign up and give it a go because it has quite a nice community.

One thing that I really like about Socialbrowse is that you don’t have to enter a username or password. The only information that you have to enter is your email address. By default your username on Socialbrowse will be ‘Anonymous’ but to change this all you have to do is simply go to your account then edit your profile.

From the ‘edit profile’ page you can enter your name and a little bit of information about you and what you’re interested in. You can also upload a picture or icon to make your profile look better and also so people can identify you on the site. Under the edit page there is also a Sharing and Preferences tab. Under the sharing tab you will see the RSS feeds for your account as well as a text field that will allow you to change your share name. Under the preferences tab you have two check boxes, the first being ’email me when I get a fan’ and the second being ’email messages posted on my profile’. If you don’t want to receive email notifications from Socialbrowse then you can easily disable them from here.

When you sign up to Socialbrowse you automatically get 10 invitations so you should invite your friends over so that they can join in on the fun too.

When you have installed the Firefox extension for Socialbrowse you will see three icons next to the address bar. The first icon opens up the sidebar so that you can see the latest websites that people are sharing and the latest comments that people have written.

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The next icon is the comments. If you’re on a website and want to view the comments you can click this icon and view the comments as well as being able to comment on the website too so that people know what you think about it.

The third icon is the share icon. If you click this icon you will share this link in your feed and all your followers will be able to see it. If you hold down the arrow on the icon you can choose which category the link goes under or you can unshare the link if you accidentally hit this button.

The fun thing about Socialbrowse is that you get points when people share a link that you have shared. So share as many good links as you can find and have fun.

Tell us what you think about Socialbrowse in the comments and whether you like it, will use it or if you’ll give it a miss. Does SocialBrowse have the potential to give Stumbleupon a run for its money?

  1. Dave Fowler
    August 6, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Thanks for the great coverage and all the fantastic comments. We really appreciate it, its very encouraging!

  2. Aibek
    August 5, 2008 at 4:58 am

    Good concept but needs more traffic.

  3. Charnita Fance
    August 4, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    I do love Socialbrowse. I've been using it a couple of months now. Definitely a great & EASY way to share anything on the Web. I don't see it as comparable to StumbleUpon thought, definitely not.

  4. Barce
    August 4, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    I've been using socialbrowse for a few days right now and it's given me a more balanced idea of what's out there on the web.

    I don't think it's Stumbleupon's competitor. SU is in the discovery space; socialbrowse is in the social media space.

    Let me explain. With socialbrowse, I could set up an HTML page of a party and then let my followers on socialbrowse comment on that invite. It's basically a highly customisable evite. You can't even do that with stumbleupon.

    But on the other hand, if I want a random site based on a few given parameters, socialbrowse really couldn't do that. You could always use some sort of theory of social networking to explain your results.

  5. Shawn K
    August 4, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    I love SocialBrowse! I agree, it is much like StumbleUpon, and quite possibly better. Come and friend me there: socialbrowse.com/profile/view/381/

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