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Bringing a Real Happy Hour to Social Networking

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    Bringing a Real Happy Hour to Social Networking
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    Real drinks over the Internet makes social networking more tolerable.

    Forget a poke. Keep your snowballs and your zombie/pirate wars. And God no I don't want a "virtual" beer.

    A new company promises to up the ante when it comes to social networking by allowing Facebookers to give their friends REAL drinks.

    The Internet may just be a system of tubes but the booze won't exactly show up in your inbox. 

    "Through Give Real you can send your friend drink credits which are redeemable at any bar in the U.S. that accepts credit cards," a company spokesman told NBC. "Your buddy simply registers his or her credit card, and a credit applies once he or she buys a drink at a bar, restaurant, club or café."

    You can give drink credits of $1 to $99 and add personal messages, like, "Enjoy, Lushy!"

    Check it out at givereal.com.