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FedEx $25 Giveaway: Facebook Overwhelmed — Then Cards go in an Instant

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FedEx $25 Giveaway: Facebook Overwhelmed — Then Cards go in an Instant

Spurred on by prominent stories on The Palm Beach Post‘s pbpost.com and other websites, Internet users overwhelmed the FedEx Facebook site and crashed a giveaway system put in place to prop up struggling small businesses.

A spokeswoman at the shipping company told me earlier that the $25-card giveaway was postponed despite extensive preparations.

But an hour later, the giveaway was back on — and 30,000 cards went in a flash!

“It went in, like, a few minutes,” said company spokesman Chris Stanley.

FedEx asked web users to get on its Facebook page at 1 p.m. to register. But an hour later, frustrated folks were still trying to figure out what was happening.

FedEx asked that the cards be used Nov. 26 in small businesses across America.

By 4:30 p.m., meanwhile, the speed-challenged pbpost.com had yet to report the trouble.

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