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Shopycat – Shopping Will Never Be The Same

“Shopycat” is a gift suggestions application on Facebook lunched by Walmart. This new application will provide you some suggestions on what to buy for your Facebook friends based on their Facebook profile’s data which are info, interests, likes, locations, new feeds, and shares. Most of the recommended gifts are from walmart.com, however, barnsandnoble.com, cbs.com and other online retails sites are also included.

How it works

Shopycat will ask for a permission to access to our Facebook profile. Then, it will match the keywords from our data with the products by using social genome technology. For example, I like gossip girl TV series, the gift suggestion for me is the gossip girl 16-month wall calendar. When you go to other friends’ connections, the page will show their birthdays on the left and their interests on the right and under that will be the gift suggestions section.

Here is how it looks like

My friend, Chris, likes The Hangover Part II Movie, Boston Red Sox and many more. The application suggested me to get her The Hang Over Part II Blu-Ray+DVD and Boston Red Sox Keychain, and many other gifts based on her interests.

Once I clicked on the product, it will show more details and the link to the website where I can buy it.

This is a perfect application for last-minute shopping, those who don’t know what to get for their friends or those who don’t want to go to the stores. For me, I still prefer going to the store and carefully select the best gifts for friends or family because it is one of the fun processes to make holiday seasons and special occasions more meaningful. Don’t you miss when you walk into the mall and wander around trying to find the best present and see how it really looks like? Especially during the holiday seasons like Christmas, don’t you want to see the stores’ decorations and those lights or sing along with the Christmas hit songs? This application couldn’t replace this kind of feeling.

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