No More Dorky Virtual Facebook Gifts as of Aug 1
July 9, 2010
(ChattahBox)—Facebook is shuttering its online gift shop, as of August 1. Say goodbye to those dorky virtual gifts, such as teddy bears, kittens and sexy thongs. Real gifts and charity gifts will also go by the wayside. Will Facebook users miss the gift shop? Probably not. But why is it being closed?
Jared Morgenstern, Facebook’s product manager, made the closure announcement on Facebook’s blog, writing the social networking site plans to focus its attention on improving other features:
“The Facebook Gift Shop is closing on Aug. 1 as we focus instead on improving other products. As of that date, you will no longer be able to give new gifts from the Gift Shop. The gifts you’ve already received on your Wall will remain visible, and you still will be able to view your sent and received gifts on your gifts page. People also can continue to use the many third-party applications on Facebook for giving and receiving gifts, such as Birthday Cards, Hallmark Social Calendar, Pieces of Flair and someecards.”
And what other features and products will Facebook now be focusing on? The “Like” button. Also the “Photos, News Feed, Inbox, games, comments…”
So, Facebook users have less than a month to crap up a friend’s page with trolls, toilet paper and kisses. Hurry up!