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Petitioning NBC Universal and 4 others

Hulu please return social functionality to non-FaceBook Hulu accounts.

On March 1st 2012 Hulu removed everyone's profile pictures, if they were not already linked to a Facebook account.

Now, on April 26th 2012 Hulu removed the social functions from every account that is not linked to FaceBook.

I fear that next month the accounts that are not FaceBook linked will not have the ability to post on discussions anymore.  This is my biggest worry.  Please, even if you don't return other social functions, don't take that one away.

Now you have to link to FaceBook and turn "Social On", in order to use the social functions. These social functions have been available to us for years before FaceBook and Hulu joined. The social functions now available only to FaceBook connected users are: the ability to have any friends at all, the ability to have a profile picture, the ability to share your activities with your friends, the ability to see what your friends activities are.

We used to rely on these features to socialize and make friends on Hulu, now we are cut off from them just because we don't want to link our accounts to FaceBook. You have made it clear that account holders that do not connect to FaceBook are not important to you. So I'm guessing you won't mind when we leave instead of connecting to FaceBook, because you don't really care about anyone that isn't connected to FaceBook anyways.

Those functions are what makes Hulu worth using, and without the ability to have those functions, Hulu is not worth using.

I can check DVD's out of the library, I can stream shows and movies that are out on DVD on Netflix or BlockBuster. I can watch the new episodes of shows on the individual network websites. And most important of all I can discuss shows on the network web sites or go to IMDb to discuss shows.

So please tell me, why would I want to continue using Hulu, when all the fun of Hulu has been taken away?

Letter to
NBC Universal
Fox Entertainment Group, Inc
Disney-ABC Television Group
and 2 others
Julie Henderson, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer News Corporation
Hulu
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Hulu.

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Dear Hulu and owners of Hulu,
Please return the social functionality that was taken away from Hulu account holders that have chosen for one reason or another not to connect to FaceBook. We used to rely on these features to socialize and make friends on Hulu, now we are cut off from them just because we don't want to link our accounts to FaceBook. You have made it clear that account holders that do not connect to FaceBook are not important to you. So I'm guessing you won't mind when we leave instead of connecting to FaceBook, because you don't really care about anyone that isn't connected to FaceBook anyways.

I do not wish to link my Hulu account to FaceBook, many others do not want to as well. Some people don't have FaceBook and do not want to ever have FaceBook. Others just don't want to link to their FaceBook account. Others are not linking in protest to being forced into linking, just to keep using your site.

I would still really like to use Hulu to watch shows and to discuss shows with friends, only now it's much more difficult to enjoy Hulu. Now you have to link to FaceBook and turn "Social On", in order to use the social functions. These social functions have been available to us for years before FaceBook and Hulu joined. The social functions now available only to FaceBook connected users are: the ability to have any friends at all, the ability to have a profile picture, the ability to share your activities with your friends, the ability to see what your friends activities are.

Those functions are what makes Hulu worth using, and without the ability to have those functions, Hulu is not worth using.

My biggest worry is that you will remove the ability to post to discussions for non-facebook users. Please, even if you don't return the other social functions, don't take that one away from us.

I can check DVD's out of the library, I can stream shows and movies that are out on DVD on Netflix or BlockBuster. I can watch the new episodes of shows on the individual network websites. And most important of all I can discuss shows on the network web sites or go to IMDb to discuss shows.

So please tell me, why would I want to continue using Hulu, when all the fun of Hulu has been taken away?


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Sincerely,