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Is Hubpages trying to be a Facebook clone with "status updates?"

  1. RJ Schwartz profile image95
    RJ Schwartzposted 10 months ago

    Is Hubpages trying to be a Facebook clone with "status updates?"

    HP adding a new "status update" with the ability to add a picture - makes me wonder if they think people are going to use the site like Facebook.  My take is they should be doing things to attract more writers instead of features that most people won't use.

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  2. lisavollrath profile image96
    lisavollrathposted 10 months ago

    I hope not. The last thing the world needs is more Facebook clones.

  3. Terrielynn1 profile image93
    Terrielynn1posted 10 months ago

    Yes I agree, not sure what it's about. Maybe I'll have to look into it.

  4. Matt Wells profile image
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    Matt Wellsposted 10 months ago

    This is not a new feature. Hubbers have been able to add a status update with a photo for a long time. There is a bug that is causing the 'add a photo' checkbox and the submit button to display without typing something in the status field. This issue has been reported to the engineers and will be fixed soon.

    1. Terrielynn1 profile image93
      Terrielynn1posted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Oh ok. Thank you for the extra info.

    2. RJ Schwartz profile image95
      RJ Schwartzposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Good to know - the entire site seems a bit wonky today

    3. Matt Wells profile image
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      Matt Wellsposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Let us know if you find any other bugs!

    4. RJ Schwartz profile image95
      RJ Schwartzposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      On Internet Explorer, the top toolbar isn't fully functioning and images aren't showing up - Firefox it's fine

  5. johnmariow profile image82
    johnmariowposted 10 months ago

    The status feature reminds me of blog sites wherein people write about themselves and what they are up too.

    My concern is: If the status content appears when doing a Google search, it might affect Hubpages ranking on Google.

 
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