HULU – US ONLY

Posted on May 8, 2009

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HULU looks great. Some really great shows. But I am not in the US. So I can’t get to see any of it. This is a bit lacking on their part considering their mission statement:

Hulu’s mission is to help people find and enjoy the world’s premium video content when, where and how they want it. As we pursue this mission, we aspire to create a service that users, advertisers, and content owners unabashedly love.

It says ‘help people’ – not help people only in the US.

So I suggest HULU get the deals struck and open up to the world. We’d love to see that great content and feel less discriminated against.

The great divide

This exposes the great divide in the internet. The truly free web and the commercial web

  • The free web is FREE and open to anyone where ever they are in the world.
  • The commercial web always has strings attached.

How any times have you used something that I classify as free web – only to see it bought out and turned into commercial web. Services you enjoyed for free ripped from under your mouse.

My previous article on last.fm is a case in point. 

Maybe the problem is that the people buying up these free webs have no understanding of inbound marketing as hilited by great websites like HubSpot.

By harnessing the power of FREE you can attract more users and push additional services.

But I guess it can take a while for such visionary thinking to seep through thick skulls – until a penny finally drops.

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