Facebook charging to let people see posts through clutter
Posted at: 10/04/2012 6:59 AM
Are you willing to pay Facebook to make sure your most important posts are being seen?
The social medial outlet is offering a new feature in the U.S. that lets you do that. It allows users to pay to promote posts to their friends - just like advertisers do. The feature has already been tested in New Zealand, where Facebook often test-drives some of its new wrinkles.
Facebook says promoting a post - like announcing a garage sale, charity drive or big news like an engagement - will bump it higher in your friends' news feeds. Facebook didn't say how much it will cost to promote the posts, only that it's considering a range of prices as part of the test.