Facebook and Twitter (a.k.a. where I spend every waking moment when I am not at work...OK, fine, also when I'm at work) are testing out a brand new feature on both of their platforms that will allow users to purchase goods straight from their desktops and mobile devices.
Twitter is seeding its "Buy" button within a small set of users (do Demi Lovato, Pharrell , Wiz Khalifa, and Eminem sound familiar?), whereas Facebook is limiting its test to "few small and medium-sized businesses" within the U.S. Both will allow you to make in-app purchases through a series of taps and—voilà!—your package will be on its merry way to your door or office.
Both Twitter and Facebook also stress that while you can have the option of having your information saved, if you're worried about security, you can also totally opt-out at any time. However, this leaves you with the choice of whether or not you would rather constantly dig up your debit card OR leave yourself susceptible to late-night *achem* impulse purchases. Pick yer poison, folks.
What does this REALLY mean, though?
You'll be able to get this Selena Gomez outfit in one tap.
You'll be "first in line" when retailers have a new collection.
"Katy Perry's 'Killer Queen' is perfect for fall," you say? *Bloop* Purchased.
Same With Taylor Swift's British Vogue's Cover.
Shopping for a winter coat? Need inspiration? There's a tweet for that.
This of course means your impulse shopping is probably gonna go way up.
You might need to look into getting a finance coach.
And ultimately, you may never leave your phone.