Forget Saying Happy Birthday To Your Friends On Facebook, It’s All About Gifts Now

Posted on: October 3, 2012

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I agree… I don’t like it at all…


We know that Facebook is in full gear when it comes to monetization. It was obvious the second that the company announced its “Gifts” offering, which lets you send a physical or virtual item to your buddies. It’s kind of cool, and the first gift I’ve ordered is in the mail.

One of the things that I enjoy doing the most on Facebook is saying “Happy Birthday!” to someone on their wall. Facebook had made this a super simple process by adding a quick link on your Newsfeed that said “Write on their Timeline.” Well, that easy shortcut is gone now, and “Give them a gift” has replaced it.

I don’t like it:

Of course I want to get my close friends a gift, but not before I actually say “Happy Birthday” to them. For me, communication is at the core of Facebook’s offerings, and dropping a middle step…

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