Facebook Buys Oculus VR and I Feel Fine
Okay, maybe I don't really NEED the shirt below, but it would be fun to have :)
As Facebook makes it entrance into the "pintrified world" one has to wonder, do people really want this? I would venture to guess they do. Though the interface is not as slick as Pinterest, the goal is a bit different as it is solely focused on commerce--or so it purports to be.
Will this product fall into the bucket of understated clones that Facebook has created to compete with other trending start-ups? Perhaps, too early to tell. While the product makes a whole lot of sense, I think it wil come down to the adoption of the this product by retailers. I can see a future in which the "Want" button suffers the same ill fate of Facebook Places however I think this product has a bit more to it.
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on this trend and I do not think that branded experiences are the only way to go--there is a lot of learning to be had here.