Five Oddities From Wal-Mart's 'The Hub'Wal-Mart recently launched a kid-friendly myspace-looking clone called 'The Hub: School Your Way' in the middle of summer. Five observations and oddities about the initial launch:
5. How can I get a video like that?
Those commercials, I mean videos, aren't real user-submitted videos. That skateboarder did say 'arm pit hair' (hee hee).
It's a social networking site, it's a community, no wait, it's a fashion show! Accessorize to your hearts galore you little teen consumers. Each homepage comes with an accessory, a shirt and pants. Yeah, i can dress myself now!
3. Kickin Videos
MTV is shaking in their boots. Watch out iTunes
Hubsters, or 'users' have boring homepages, crummy customization. No click to enlarge images, no external linking, bad color schemes, no blogging and much more!
1. This site brought to you by Exxon Mobil
This one weirded me out, I'm sure there's a perfectly reasonable explanation: all images are hosted at exxonmobil.download.akamai.com. Paranoid meter now officially ON.
And remember kids, have fun.