Havnt they been doing this for a while now?
There ar elots of things on Valentines and Birthday etc you can send for a payment of credits which you have to buy
Facebook has launched an internal payment system using virtual currency to get its members to pay for various virtual things on the site. Facebook Credits are 10 for a dollar and can be exchanged for various virtual gifts which you can send to your virtual mates. Credit can be topped up using American Express, Mastercard and …
Facebook used to allow users to send unique gifts for a dollar, but since the advent of apps, then that went out the window. There are tutorials to write apps that allow users to send fluffy kittens for free.
However, many apps allow the users to buy stuff (even if just a fluffy kitten _with a bowtie_). If Facebook create their own internal currency for this purpose there will be legs in the idea.
Facebook aint yours, it's theirs, if they want to charge you then they will, and if you think collective defiance will keep it free, think again, people are stupid enough to pay, yes even your friends...
As for the currency, how is this different to the selling of virtual presents that already goes on?
>There are tutorials to write apps that allow users to send fluffy kittens for free.
Don't they get stuck in the tubes?
It would be fun though - you could have a bot network sending millions of kittens to someone.
Imagine millions of kittens being delivered to parliament, certainly beats the gov.uk e-petitions.
(cos there isn't a kitten icon)
Gifts is the one Facebook app you can't get rid of. All of the gifts were a dollar each when I last looked, but some were supposedly more "rare" than others.
That's right, certain pieces of clipart (and let's face it, that's all that the Gifts app dishes out) were supposedly in short supply.
People fall for this nonsense all the time - usually the same people that get paranoid about their profile then run every App in existence, spreading their personal data far beyond Facebook.
A few years ago, I came to the conclusion that logging into a web site knocked 50 points off your IQ, and you lost another 30 points if the word "FREE" appeared anywhere on it. I still haven't worked out how many points you lose for clicking the "Allow" button on a Facebook App.
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