Ghost Sites of the Web

Web 1.0 history, forgotten web celebrities, old web sites, commentary, and news by Steve Baldwin. Published erratically since 1996.

October 05, 2006

Wal-Mart Shuts Down "The Hub"

Wal-Mart closes its social networking site The HubThe Hub, whose domain was, was Wal-Mart's effort to gain some traction in the uber-hot but largely vaporous social networking space, and it shut down last week.

The Hub was excoriated by Ad Age commentator Bob Garfield as "a bomb" and "excruciatingly bad shortly after it launched in July.

Grab your screenshots now: this is one that many people will have a very hard time remembering in a year or so.

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