This, and many images like it, were recently posted on Facebook. Readers were told that the lady in question had lost her digital camera and had left it and photos behind as clues as to her identity. Apparently the page attracted thousands of admirers, who posted comments like this one from Martin Farrell, from London, “I thought I saw her today in Chiswick but it was a false alarm, the hunt continues.”
It was finally admitted that it was simply a viral marketing campaign for a porn site and that the lady in question is Wendy, one of its models. It just goes to show that in advertising, sex continues to sell.
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No sooner have we updated you about the latest additions to Facebook than we find that Buy.com has opened up a Garage Sale on the social networking site. The application allows users to buy and sell items on their profile page. The site will process the sales and reimburse sellers via PayPal or check minus a flat 5% commission for items sold, as opposed to eBay’s listing and final transaction fee.
Chief Executive Neel Grover feels that Garage Sale encourages users to spend more time looking at and connecting to other profiles, which makes any deal between them more personal. While there is no real haggling ability as yet on the FB beta site, people can email bids to each other. Anyone want to buy some swampland in Florida?
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We were kicking around Facebook last weekend and noticed all kinds of new applications. There are over 2,500 of them now, including fish tanks, gardens, games, video uploading, and becoming a zombie or vampire and infecting others. Our fave, however, has to be making yourself a South Park Character. We have Simpsonized, IMVU’d, and M&M’d, so we figured why not? Tell us what you think of our Goth representative, then head over to Facebook to come up with your own. If you are truly gifted, perhaps you can create your own cartoon character application and share it with us.
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