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    News - Pay Facebook $7: how to annoy friends and influence people

    Facebook users to become advertisers and promote posts for $7 in the USA.
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    Re: News - Pay Facebook $7: how to annoy friends and influence people

    There are already a few opposition groups on Facebook itself, complaining about the promoted posts scheme.
    Wonder how many of them will use the promote feature to get their complaints to the top of everyone's news feeds...

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    Re: News - Pay Facebook $7: how to annoy friends and influence people

    *Uploads picture of troll.jpg to Facebook* + *Clicks promote option* = GG

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    Re: News - Pay Facebook $7: how to annoy friends and influence people

    We all know that a friends true love and attention is priceless... oh wait no it costs $7

    Ass-hats

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    Re: News - Pay Facebook $7: how to annoy friends and influence people

    Hmm my wife has done similar with her business on Facebook and it certainly increases the views, is that advertising for businesses and this new feature is for joe public?

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    Re: News - Pay Facebook $7: how to annoy friends and influence people

    A “garage sale”? How many garages do people have these days?

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    Re: News - Pay Facebook $7: how to annoy friends and influence people

    This would make me ignore that persons Newsfeed....

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    Re: News - Pay Facebook $7: how to annoy friends and influence people

    I'm so important that not only am I filling your feed with drivel about my life, I'm now going to stick it at the top of your screen and block out everyone else.

    Yay!

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    Re: News - Pay Facebook $7: how to annoy friends and influence people

    I don't get it. How can they calculate the influence of such paid for posts? It's not like they somehow quantum paired the paid for post with its non-paid copy, did they? I say this calls for FTC stepping in...

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    Re: News - Pay Facebook $7: how to annoy friends and influence people

    Is this the only thing Facebook can think of to improve their magical stock market value?
    So if this works in the US and appears here it will be £5 to post a "look at me, everyone look at me" message.
    The desperate will go bankrupt.

    I can see this being abused by businesses I have liked.

    my Facebook profile is hanging by a very thin thread

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    Re: News - Pay Facebook $7: how to annoy friends and influence people

    I honestly don't think I have any £friends" on Facebook that would do this. It they did, they would either just get blocked or unfriended. No big deal.

    I can understand why this would be attractive to some people though. Perhaps a way to promote a charity effort.

    In fact, that's something missing from Facebook's functionality, a Justgiving style fundraising section. I predict a lot of people would switch it it, would also make a good use of this promotion engine. Perhaps give free promotions to charity events to get people into the way of promoting things.

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    Re: News - Pay Facebook $7: how to annoy friends and influence people

    Mostly my facebook news feed is full of my family and friends showing the lastest "happy" picture of them and their kids. For the umteenth time. That and the fact they have poured themselves a HuGE glass of wine and are settling down to watch the latest Strictly or some other drivel.

    Safe to say that they won't fall for the 'pay' facebook to post this crap. They better not anyway.

    Either way, I'm this close to just cancelling my FB account.
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    Re: News - Pay Facebook $7: how to annoy friends and influence people

    What an utterly pointless money making scheme. What's next charging people to permanently befriend someone?

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    Re: News - Pay Facebook $7: how to annoy friends and influence people

    Quote Originally Posted by aeonf242 View Post
    This would make me ignore that persons Newsfeed....
    ... or un-Friend them.

    I hope (the amazing) AdBlock Plus will get onto this and find a way of blocking "premium posts". If they could also block the "Pay" button, I'd be delighted. I don't go on FaceBook much, but it's so popular that AdBlock (and/or others) would likely design something "circumventory".

    TBH, I see this feature being dodo'd (gotten rid of).

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    Re: News - Pay Facebook $7: how to annoy friends and influence people

    I like influencing people.I may just make use of this to test it out.

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    Re: News - Pay Facebook $7: how to annoy friends and influence people

    I still don't get why Facebook resist the idea of an advert free premium subscription, particularly given how they run afoul of privacy advocates a lot.

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