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Facebook…coming soon to a brick & mortar near you…


So this isn’t breaking news per se, as it already happened, this past Sunday.  BUT, if you didn’t know about this, then…BREAKING NEWS!!

Facebook is officially making their foray into retail stores, by way of gift cards.

The new Facebook gift cards will be available in values of $15, $25 and $50 at all of Target’s 1,750 retail stores and at Target.com. Two or three more national retailers will start selling the cards in coming months.

I know people who like to play those ridiculous games, ie. Oregon Trail, Mafia Wars, and Farmville,..but had no idea that

More than 200 million people play free social games on Facebook each month, according to Facebook.

Or that

(And) many of them are beginning to spend money on premium goods and services associated with those games.

More power to Facebook, for finding new creative ways to get people to spend money on ridiculous crap.  If people are willing to shell out money to play these virtual games (when they could be doing real life things…I mean, farming?? Really, when was the last time you planted a bushel of corn?? Does corn come in bushels? Clearly I’ve never played Farmville, so excuse my lack of knowledge), then why not make it seem like it’s halfway normal…by making the payment in gift card form.

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5 Responses

  1. Lee says:

    Farmville is where you bury the bodies from Mafia wars. It important skills if you live in Brooklyn NY and have contacts in waste hauling or the longshoreman….I’m addicted to Facebook but it’s getting kind of creepy here…..

    • MayaReports says:

      Not that I condone any of this, but I’m glad you’re learning ‘real life’ skills. Haha.

      • Lee says:

        We should be careful the NSA is watching what we plant in Farmville. Better not plant any poppies, funny mushrooms, or distill that corn unto whiskey without paying the revenuers their part. 🙂

  2. asdf says:

    i am addicted to farmville

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