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.
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……