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I was reading this TechCrunch article today about how Amazon just incorporated a Facebook tab/section into their website so that customers can supply their Facebook account information and then automatically see what their friends’ wish lists are or what CD their friends just purchased so they can buy it too. I thought that this development was interesting because it is basically the largest eCommerce company integrating with the largest Social Networking company in this way and it could mark the beginning of a new trend.
What would be some more interesting eCommerce/Social Networking “mash-ups” that we could dream up here? Another interesting match-up that I thought of in this area was the combination of Twitter and eBay. I think that it would be very useful for people that are trying to sell a product in an auction on eBay to be able to automatically broadcast this auction over Twitter real-time as bids are being made. To get a little crazier here we could even add an Amazon integration into the mix where users could see live streaming tweets on an Amazon product page of the same item being sold on eBay! Let’s call it “Twitter-Bay-Zon”!
On second thought, I am guessing that Amazon wouldn’t be too happy about this partnership I just proposed here as it would directly interfere with the current used-item marketplace that they already have, but I think you are catching my drift here. Are we about to see a major melding of the eCommerce and Social Networking companies online? I think that it only makes sense and would lead to increased sales, advertising, and users for everyone involved…so why not?
Here are a couple more eCommerce/Social Networking mash-ups that I just thought of that would be interesting: MySpace & Amazon and YouTube & NetFlix. What are some other partnerships like this that you see forming in the next 5 years? What company could you see your business partnering with to get an advantage over your competition in the same way?