New Feature & Virtual Currencies

Facebook is launching a new feature:  Application & Games Dashboard. This is getting more and more interesting. Facebook is getting serious about the applications and games. Check out the post on the developer’s blog here.

Facebook Application & Games Dashboard
Grabbed from http://developers.facebook.com/news.php?blog=1&story=356


This morning during breakfast I found myself evangelizing Facebook apps and the inevitable trend of virtual currencies and virtual goods. To be honest, I don’t really understand why would anyone spend money for virtual goods at all. The person that I’m trying to “evangelize” has the same sentiment too. But I think it’s hard to ignore the obvious. Games like “FarmVille” and “CafeWorld” really does survive on selling virtual goods. And recently they even manage to raise funds (over 1 million USD now) for charity by donating 100% of the proceeds from selling a special themed item to the Haiti Earthquake relief fund, see here, here, here and here. Will this be the trend?

Maybe Augmented-reality will be able to bridge the apparent barrier between virtual goods and the reality. Something to chew on for today.

Oh ya, TalentQuest Audition in 4 hours. Chiong ar……

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