Facebook Movie Rentals to Arrive Soon
How many of you have purchased something on Facebook to complete your farm on Farmville or to whack that opposing Don in MafiaWars? If you have, then you most likely have done so by utilizing Facebook credits which act as a virtual currency. Facebook debuted these credits nearly two years ago in various games around Facebook, and they first become extremely popular early in 2010.
Soon, however, you will be able to use these credits for something different. Warner Brothers is seeking to distribute and rent their movies out to customers over Facebook. The consumers would be paying for these movies by buying Facebook credits which can be bought online or at stores such as Walmart, Target, and Walgreens.
This move by Warner Brothers puts the social networking giant in the position of taking over in yet another facet of the online community. If this does occur, then Facebook will rival other digital distribution companies such as Netflix and iTunes.
Warners Brothers stated on Tuesday that Facebook users in the United States will be able to rent “The Dark Knight” straight from Facebook. Warner Brothers decided that this movie would be a good “test” of their new distribution system because the fan page for the movie has over four million fans. The cost of the rental will be 30 credits which is equivalent to $3.
Thomas Gewecke, president of Warner Brothers Digital Distribution, stated that “This is definitely a test.”
With this new move, both Warner Brothers and Facebook could see significant increases in revenue. Also, the entire Facebook currency system will grow. Some have even mentioned that with this move, the Facebook currency system will began to rival other payment sits such as Paypal.Continued on the next page