Facebook Pushing Gifts

Facebook has had gifts for sale for a couple years now, but they never really pushed them on users until today. The gifts are just pictures that show up on a user’s profile, but they give them special placement, so people like to pay the $1 to make a friend feel special. Today, Facebook put “Give Gift” as the default on a user’s profile when it is their birthday instead of the normal “Write” wall post. It was actually kind of hard to figure out how to not pay for a gift and just leave a normal post because I thought the box below the gifts the normal leave a wall post box. I’m sure that this is a good source of revenue for Facebook, because they are getting money for literally nothing (tangible at least).