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Buy.com's Garage Sale

Posted on 8.06.2007
Online Shopping Site Buy.com launched a new shopping service for users of social networking sites Facebook.com. The new service, dubbed Garage Sale, allows users to bypass online auction sites such as Ebay and sell goods directly from their profile page.

The service is available now to FaceBook users and will be made available to users of other social networks in the near future. According to Buy.Com Chief Executive Neel Grover in Rueters coverage, ""We see tremendous growth opportunities in providing the millions of users on business and social networks with an alternative to eBay, and the ability to transform their personal profile pages beyond information-sharing".

Since Facebook opened up its API there have been several interesting applications released:

Zoho: give users the ability to write documents within Facebook
Twitter: update your status from Facebook
Splashcast: create a personal multimedia channel for Facebook

There are hundreds of others. I see a lot of potential in applications as a means to gain exposure with prospective users, within and outside of Facebook.
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