Do Facebook and Nook really want your credit card number and information? Well, yes and no. It seems that some folks are having difficulties unlocking their Nook to read their Nook Books. But you may first want to check the Nook Support page and scroll down to the “Popular Support Topics” section. There you will see that some of the Nook 1st Editions have some “classic” unlock issues. Hint: It could be the battery. Before messing around with the battery, check the warranted conditions for your edition on the battery. Playing around with the battery could void the guarantee for your edition. If not, you will need a new battery and a jeweler’s screwdriver if and only if it is the battery.
Or it could be that your credit card has expired or been cancelled or has a related issue. The Grab Media/Mashable video (attached, November 28, 2012) will help you find and locate your Nook Account Page. Or you may also visit the Nook Support Page and scroll to the “Questions About Nook” section. Directly ask the question “My credit card has expired?” and you should get about nine to ten answers. Again, you will be directed to your Accounts Page and need to re-enter or edit your default credit card information. You should be able to unlock your Nook Books even with a new credit card/s. B+N, apparently, states that you will need a credit card (likely one of theirs) to read even free Nook books.
It turns out that Facebook will be asking for your credit card too! Grab Media/Mashable cover this topic in a separate video (11/29/2012). As it turns out, Facebook will be rolling out their Facebook Gifts page slowly. The FB Gifts page doesn’t appear in our area as yet. You will be able to purchase real gifts (what about virtual gifts?) for your FB friends – using your credit card of course.
We would suggest keeping all such activities private until the system is tested in the wild. It will be interesting to see how FB plans to keep your credit information confidential as “all FB data is theirs” and being the second most popular site on the planet. We hope that the Facebook and Nook credit card demands will be kept safe and in confidential storage.