StumbleUpon Prepares “Pro User” Accounts For New Year

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StumbleUpon Website ScreenshotStumbleUpon has announced that they are preparing “StumbleUpon Pro,” (tentatively named) new user accounts which will launch at the start of 2011.

According to StumbleUpon, users will be able to create their own content, while suggesting other content from the web.

The StumbleUpon team say the new feature falls somewhere in-between a paid content provider account and a regular user account.

They explained to Mashable that:

A pro account would essentially work the same way a verified account on Twitter does, giving the publication/company/business a level of legitimacy and authority that will entice regular StumbleUpon denizens to follow it.

StumbeUpon employees are still unsure exactly how Pro accounts will be labeled on the website, but they do note that the content would be targeted to more effectively reach users who would be more likely to follow each company.

The good news? It may be free to use, with the ability to pay for better site placement, which makes for a more level playing field for more company’s. [Read more…]