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  1. theirishobserver. profile image57
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    Are infoHubs the way to the future for Hubpages....in order to compete in a crowed market does Hubpages need to get more focused on becoming a place of reference rather than a place of gossip and chit-chat?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Huh?  When did HP ever want Hubs that were about gossip and chit-chat?

  2. theirishobserver. profile image57
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    Trying new things may just be what is needed in a depressed market smile

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It doesn't seem so to me.  Rather, Google has gone a long way down the road of providing searchers a place to buy, to spend money, instead of a place to learn.

      While you can certainly find opinions in the political and religious fields (hard to buy anything unless you have a few million to buy a politician) anything concerning material objects or even such things as cities or countries is centered around buying.

      It has gotten to the point that I begin to fear for the internet as we know it.  Instead of a place to learn, to gain needed information or a place to research questions it is becoming a vast store with Google providing the signs at the end of each aisle telling us which aisle sells what.  The directions on navigating the library section of the internet are getting harder and harder to find.

  3. theirishobserver. profile image57
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    Great analyse, right there, commercialisation seems to be the core of an idea (the internet) that was created to provide the world with access to information and communication smile

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Unfortunately that's what I'm seeing.  The info hub may go the way of the dodo bird.

      It may turn around, but it will take proof to google, in the form of lost business from searchers looking for information.  If Google is right and all anyone wants is a place to buy then that's what the 'net will become and we are lost.

      Or maybe Bing, or something else, will become the search engine for information while Google remains the one to use to buy something.  Give it a few years or a decade.  I think the internet is in for a change as big as that which created it.  The growing pains sure hurt, though!

  4. theirishobserver. profile image57
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    The growing pains sure do hurt, still we must push on and see what we can do smile

  5. theirishobserver. profile image57
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    There are few forums where quality writing is prioritised smile

  6. theirishobserver. profile image57
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    perhaps we could become hubapedia smile

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      And that could actually be the answer.  A handful of informative sites with something on everything.  No need for google's road signs.

  7. theirishobserver. profile image57
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    Have we stumbled on something - should we copyright or is it too early smile

  8. theirishobserver. profile image57
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    Maybe I have been reading the wrong ones smile

  9. theirishobserver. profile image57
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    Information Hubs InfoHubs, we need something smile

 
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