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Facebook Introduces A ‘New Type of Gift Card’

Facebook Gift CardsIf you’re still desperate to get that Facebook acquaintance something for their birthday or some kind of anniversary, the Social Network has instituted a new way to give. You’ll be able to pick up gift credit for the likes of Jamba Juice, Olive Garden, Sephora and Target, plucking what you’d like from the “gift cards and digital” category inside the existing Gifts tab, and stating an amount and the name of the lucky gift-getter. The friend will be immediately notified and a lovingly Facebook-branded card will be sent to their residence. The credit can be used immediately, reused and even hold multiple balances for the differing providers — ideal for the times you need fragrances, electronics and … olives. Balances can be monitored direct from your Facebook page or app, even updating and sending notifications when credit is being used.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.