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With Friends Like These...

When it comes to gift-giving, it's the thought that counts -- or at least a few recent Facebook apps seem to think so. 

Instead of buying an online friend a real-world gift, you can now send a virtual version guaranteed to fit perfectly, leave plenty of space in the closet, and never wear out.  My Dream Bags offers Prada, Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, and more, while Send Louis Vuitton (tagline:  You know your friends want it....) caters to the consumer whose brand loyalty is absolute. 

No, contrary to recent rumor, this is not a viral marketing campaign from Louis Vuitton.  And yes, it looks an awful lot like trademark dilution, with a bit of copyright infringement thrown in for good measure. 

Many thanks to Suni Sreepada for catching this one.  Facebook users, she's definitely an online friend worth having!