With Black Friday just days away, mentions on Facebook containing words related to holiday shopping are up 160 percent compared with one month ago, while mentions of Christmas are up 157 percent, according to the social network.
Users are increasingly finding new ways to find offline uses for Facebook. The latest? Postgram Direct, which allows a user to send a real-life postcard to someone featuring Facebook photos. Sincerely, the parent company, announced Thursday that Postagram Direct has partnered with Gap to allow users to send free postcards to friends and relatives.
Many Facebook users didn’t like when it seemed as if the social network was trying to take over their email. But we’re guessing people might be a little more happier that Facebook is making progress in the snail mail market. Users can create a physical postcard with a Facebook photo and send it to a friend. According to TechCrunch, the social network is trying this out on a few select members before potentially rolling it out for everyone.