Wal-Mart shutters MySpace clone
Wal-Mart has taken its social-networking website, The Hub, offline, Pete Cashmore reports at the Mashable blog. The site suffered from dismally low traffic, largely, bloggers believe, because the website did little more than let teens post paeans to recent Wal-Mart shopping trips. The retail giant isn't giving up on social networking altogether, though: It still maintains its own MySpace profile, Cashmore notes. On MySpace, teens don't hesitate to send Wal-Mart mash notes: "The Fort Wayne, Indiana Wal-Marts are off the hook, I love you," writes one. Who knew Wal-Mart had so many friends - 9,974, at last count?
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