Facebook's donation feature rolled out this week in response to Typhoon Haiyan, but would-be donors are also helping the web giant build own credit card database.
"Facebook is making it easier for people to use the social network to make charitable contributions to nonprofits with a new donation feature. The feature, rolling out to members Monday, lets people click a 'Donate Now' button on a participating nonprofit's post that shows up in News Feed. The donate button is also available on a nonprofit's Facebook Page. For members who have previously made purchases through Facebook, the donation process amounts to just two clicks. Otherwise, would-be givers will have to enter their credit card information, which Facebook automatically keeps on hand for future purchases." -- Jennifer Van Grove. CNET.com