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Nickelodeon expands its website

by Anna Johns, posted Jan 30th 2007 6:03PM
nicktropolisNickelodeon is paying attention to its demographic. Not only do the kids these days enjoy the cartoons, they also enjoy the online experience. So, the network has significantly built upon its website by adding games, videos and chat capability. It's what the bigwigs are calling "a virtual community for kids."

Nick launched its new website today, Nicktropolis.com. There will be more than 300 hours of videos--including full episodes of some Nick shows--and more than 350 online games. It also has a Second Life sort-of spin to it. Kids can create a user name and build their own room. When they play the games, they rack up points that they can use to buy stuff for their rooms.

The "chat rooms", by the way are being called Nick Safe Chat. Kids have to get parental permission to use the chat rooms and then they can only communicate with other users via a pre-approved Nicktropolis Dictionary. You can bet that will be heavily monitored so no one ends up on Dateline.

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Taylor Shill

When I saw there were 7 comments I knew it was going to be about the phallic shape of the logo.

January 31 2007 at 10:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
PhantomProphet

Thank God. I thought there was something wrong with me that I saw genitalia in a logo for a product marketed for kids.
whew! *wipes forehead in relief*

January 31 2007 at 9:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
GhaleonQ

The Disney Channel's doing the same thing.

January 31 2007 at 1:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Curt

though if that is a phallis, they need to see a doctor. Stuff is growing on it.


And the fact it's bright orange probably isn't good

January 30 2007 at 10:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Curt

ok, so I'm not the only one seeing the phallis.

good. I was worried.

January 30 2007 at 10:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tozmervo

Thank GOD someone else thought it was phallic, too!

January 30 2007 at 8:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joe Myers

Does that not look increadibly falic?

January 30 2007 at 7:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chris Wyant

Nickelodeon is the devil, save for some Nicktoons:
http://weargue.blogspot.com/2007/01/nickelodeon-and-cultural-apocalypse.html

January 30 2007 at 7:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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