Facebook Launches 'Gifts' in Crafty Data Play
Rolling out today in the U.S., Facebook Gifts will be integrated with birthday reminders so that users will see notifications urging them to give gifts to people with upcoming birthdays, and users will also be able to send gifts from their friends' timeline pages. It works by first letting the buyers browse through the selection of gifts. Once they've made a selection, the recipients get an alert and provide a shipping address. Then the buyer enters credit card information to make the payment.