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A Hub About Hubs

Updated on April 30, 2011
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Jeannie has been writing for HubPages for over 7 years. She covers a wide variety of topics—anything from hamsters to office work.

Let's Talk About Hubs

I am not usually the type of person to write a hub about hubs. Honestly, I think that is a little silly. I don't want to read a blog about blogging or an article about articles, but I thought perhaps I could put a twist on this to make it interesting. The word "hub" can have a number of meanings.

The basic meaning is: something that forms the center of an activity, region, or network. The most popular use for the word "hub" refers to the center of a wheel.

Hub on a Wheel

Did you know every wheel has a hub? The hub refers to the center of any wheel. A hub consists of an axle, bearings, and a shell. Without the hub on a bicycle wheel, the entire wheel would fall apart and the bicycle would topple to the ground.  Hooray for bicycle wheel hubs!

Ethernet or Network Hub

This type of hub connects all the wires and cables on a computer to one central location.  The hub actually does not manage the traffic; it is just simply used as the connecting device. 

Hub, California

Did you know there is a community in California called Hub? No, I didn't either, but it is located in Fresno and Kings counties in California. According to Wikipedia, the only business in Hub is a bar called "The Hub."  What a fitting name for the only business in Hub!

The Hub is a Channel

Discovery Kids, a former cable and satellite channel, turned into The Hub in October 2010.  The channel is part of a collaboration with Hasbro and Discovery Communications.

The H.U.B. Program in Texas

H.U.B. stands for Historically Underutilized Business. Texas wants to help businesses that are owned by minorities. In order to qualify for the program, the owner of the business must be a minority or a female (if there is more than one owner, at least 51% or more of the owners must be females or minorities), and the business must be located in Texas. If this is something you'd like to learn more about, you can visit their site at HUB Procurement.

Hub on Hubpages

Last, but never least, is a Hubpages Hub.  A hub on Hubpages is an online article.  It can feature poetry, non-fiction, or a number of other types of writing genres.  Those that write hubs call themselves hubbers.  As a matter of fact, you are reading a hub right now!  I hope you enjoyed this hub about hubs. 

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  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Haha... a comment about comments would have been great. I am glad you liked the survey. I was a little bored.

  • Christopher Price profile image

    Christopher Price 

    7 years ago from Vermont, USA

    I'm tempted to write a comment about comments, but I'll restrain myself.

    The survey was a nice touch.



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