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Facebook adding a ‘buy tickets’ button

By 02.12.13

One of the problems with coordinating meeting friends at a show is the fact that, ticket sales being what they are, it’s difficult to get seats close together unless you’re paying bribe money or the show is general admission with no seating. Also, you may not learn about it until it’s way too late.

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Facebook is testing a way to cut down on ticket buying times, though, so you and your friends can make a show as a group.

The change is fairly cosmetic while being pretty clever at the same time. Right now, if you buy tickets to a show and post about it via the ticket seller on Facebook, it puts a link on your Wall, your friends see it, they click, it takes them to the ticket seller’s site.

Facebook wants to streamline that process by putting a “Buy Tickets” button on the post. Click it and you go straight to the site.

It’s a small, but effective, change, and it’ll make event tickets and the like much easier to get. Also, it means less clicking through windows on ticket sites, which is only a good thing.

Facebook Testing Buy Tickets Buttons [The Next Web]

About Dan Seitz... Dan Seitz is a semi-professional nerd (he'll have to code a homebrew game for the NES before he goes pro). He grew up fiddling with video game systems, computers, cameras, and other technology you should never hand to an eight-year-old if you want it back in pristine condition. Currently, he lives in Boston with his girlfriend, her cat, a Shih Tzu, and far too many objects with processors.
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