Pretty soon, we're going to have to pay for our profiles! This is just a step in a BAD direction!
Sources are reporting that Facebook is in talks to start selling giftcards for the website. These cards would buy you "digital currency" that could be used in games and applications found on the social network.
So like, let's say your brother is 40, still living at home with your parents and doesn't do anything all day, but play Farmville until his eyes start to fester sores. Now, you could buy him a giftcard to buy more digital hay or whatever and feed right into his unnatural addiction!
According to reports, "virtual goods" is a billion dollar industry, but we're assuming that has more to do with music and media than gaming. Still, Facebook sees a way to bring in the $$$ and they're going to take it!
As long as this "digital currency" remains exclusive to games and has nothing to do with accessing profiles, we're fine with these shenanigans - but as soon as we have to start paying to log-in to our profile, we're calling GAME OVER!