Gift Giving on Facebook Gets Real

The social-networking site wants your money — and your friend's mailing address

QuickHoney for TIME

I sent my ex-girlfriend roses on Facebook. Not a photo or some cartoonish image of roses — these were the real deal, complete with glass vase, petals and thorny connotations. The whole thing cost precisely 534 Facebook credits — or $53.40 — and took me about 30 seconds. No shopping cart, no checkout. I didn't even need to input her shipping address, which is good, since she won't tell me where she lives.

I'm part of the generation that thinks privacy is passé. Send me a friend request? We're friends now. Poke my profile? I'll poke yours back. But using your...

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