If you consider YouTube to be a Social Networking site, then a new service, hulu.com has come out of the hiding. Hulu is a joint venture between Fox, NBC, E, Bravo, FX, SciFi, USA, and Universal. (Also known to be a youtube knockoff!)
Hulu promise to provide us with web's most comprehensive selection of premium programming across all genres and formats – television shows, feature films, clips, and more. If you visit the site, there is a corporate feel to it which set it apart from the more geeky YouTube layout. But then again, hulu does not have the content nor the number of users that YouTube has and could afford to give the look.
The private beta has already began and if you wish you can register to get invited when hulu is ready as well. But if you did not get invited or don't want to wait AOL already has a hulu section!
Current beta includes, current hit shows like The Office, Prison Break, The Simpsons, Heroes, and many more. You'll also find a large number of classic television series, including Arrested Development, Miami Vice, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The A-Team. Also going into beta is an initial selection of feature films that includes Conan the Barbarian, Sideways and The Blues Brothers.
Monday, October 29, 2007