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Gift-Giving on Facebook?

Gift-Giving on Facebook?

Next time you feel like gifting a friend it may be as easy as signing in to your Facebook account. The social media outlet just unveiled a gift-giving feature that will allow users to send little gifts to anyone on their friend list. The new addition of this feature may be just what Facebook needs after facing some scrutiny from investors about how they will make revenue off of their 950 million users.

Business Week reports about the new gift-giving feature and how it works. Facebook users are always wishing someone from their friend list a happy birthday, anniversary, or sending out a congratulations. Now they can send along a Facebook gift too like a Starbucks gift card or one of New York City’s famous Magnolia Bakery cupcakes.

Recipients of the gift can choose the color, size, or flavor of the gift or even exchange it for something else. The gift sender can choose to post the gift to the recipient’s timeline or send them a private alert. Facebook officials wrote in a statement, “Every day, millions of people share special moments with their friends on Facebook by saying ‘Happy Birthday,’ ‘Congratulations,’ or simply, ‘I’m thinking of you.’ Now there is another way to celebrate those moments.

What do you think of Facebook adding this gift-giving feature?

Does this sound like something you may use when sending a gift to a friend?
 

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  • sandysandmeyer By sandysandmeyer
    10.06.12  

    I most certainly would not use this feature. Facebook already has its fingers into a bunch of log-on option pies. I have to use them to log on to other sites. I wouldn't trust them with payment information. BAD IDEA!

  • ToshaL By ToshaL
    10.07.12  

    No. I would much rather give the money to them personally or through old fashion mail. Who is to say that the intended gift might not actually reach them. It could also be posted to another person that it is not intended for.

  • itzy2006 By itzy2006
    10.08.12  

    This is something that I might look into

  • graceed1963 By graceed1963
    10.08.12  

    I don't like the idea at all. I think its just another way to get our personal info. Why would I allow them to see my bank info?

  • zoeybeth10 By zoeybeth10
    11.06.12  

    I would probably use it. I do alot of my gift buying over the internet anyway.

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