Stumbleupon eBay chitter chatter

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The big question is “Where is it?” It’s an eBay owned company. It’s a social bookmarking site. eBay users are encouraged to use it. It’s linked from the front page of eBay. But on eBay’s own Chatter blog it’s no where to be seen!

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You can Digg it, you can Facebook it, you can add it to del.cio.us but the one thing you can’t do when you find a great eBay chatter post is add it to Stumbleupon.

I constantly find it absurd that companies don’t use their own products for whatever reason, but can anyone explain just why eBay wouldn’t use Stumbleupon having coughed up $75 million to acquire the company?

7 Responses

  1. I couldn’t agree more Jeff, mind you if you really want to see how eBay can “blog” take a look at the Trust and Safety blog on eBay.co.uk ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    Suddenly The Chatter looks quite good, and to be fair it’s been going a lot longer than eBay have had blogs on the site. It’s nasty to port from one platfrom to another… but the T&S blog? PMSL ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Hi Chris (and fellow Jeff),

    I’m Jeff, and I’m one of the folks who posts to the Chatter for eBay.com. Chris, you are absolutely right – that was a big goof on our part not to have Stumble included, and it’s now been added. Thanks for pointing that out.

    Jeff S., we’ve been getting that question pretty much since we launched eBay Blogs – I would’ve asked that too. I posted about it almost exactly a year ago, but here’s my answer in a nutshell. eBay Blogs are a fine tool for an individual user (although I grant that it can always get better), but they don’t have the multi-user and other backend permissions we need since we have people all over the company posting to the Chatter. Hopefully someday we’ll get to the point where we can move it over, but right now we’re just not there.

    If you want to read my post on our discussion board from way back when (same answer, slightly different words), here you go: https://forums.ebay.com/db1/thread.jspa?threadID=2000225986&tstart=200&mod=1158863948895

    Keep up the good work!

    Jeff

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