I went to log into my Amazon.com account today to take a look at what new Kindle books I should be considering. When I arrived at the site it required me to login. I clicked the link to sign into my account and after I had entered my login creds, I was presented with an opportunity to participate in the all-new Facebook on Amazon.com BETA. I had no idea this was even in the works.
So, as is generally the case, I clicked the accept button and clicked on the Facebook connect login link. Surprisingly, what happened next was pretty cool. It loaded my entire Facebook friends list right there in my Amazon account, notified me of upcoming birthdays and gave me specific gift ideas in various categories for each of my friends with birthdays in the month of July and August. The recommendations were based on information that my friends had input as interests by category on their Facebook profile.
After performing the integration, I clicked on my Amazon.com and then clicked on my Amazon Facebook Page. This is where I saw a list of my Facebook friends’ birthdays and I was able to access gift suggestions. I also see the items that are popular among my Facebook friends. I was given recommendations on the most popular CDs, books, DVDs and movies, etc. The Band, Vota was the top ranked CD liked by 16 friends, the Bible was the top book, liked by 14 friends, 13 friends liked the movie The Hangover, and 13 of my friends liked the Tailgate Party audio CD by Larry the Cable Guy. What a random selection of favorites that was.
Next, Amazon.com listed the most highly recommended books, music and movies based on my own Facebook interests. I particularly liked this feature because it is very easy to update one location on Facebook when I find an author or a book that strikes my fancy. Then, when I come to Amazon.com I can see the top rated items based on my own interests. This makes it easier for me to make a purchase without wondering if I’m getting junk.
I would recommend that you give this new BETA feature a try if you are someone that uses Amazon.com on a semi regular basis, especially if you use Amazon to buy gifts for others. All you have to do is make sure you are friends with that person on Facebook and buying gifts might get a whole lot easier. I can see how this integration could be extremely powerful and even though I wouldn’t have thought about the two services joining forces, it really does make a lot of sense. I’m interested to see how this relationship might continue to grow and expand.
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