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Facebook testing premium posts

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 11 May 2012 14:30 User comments (6)

Facebook testing premium posts Facebook experimenting with premium posting.
The test lets users pay a small fee which will make information they post more visible to friends, family and colleagues. The test is being run in New Zealand, with Facebook saying they want to see if some users would be willing to pay a small fee to flag up their posts.

"We're constantly testing new features across the site," said a Facebook spokesperson. "This particular test is simply to gauge people's interest in this method of sharing with their friends."

The spokesperson said that different ways of highlighting posts were being tested, and for a range of different small fees. Payments are accepted via PayPal or Credit Card.

As Facebook continues to grow, revenue growth has slowed down and the firm is looking for ways to ensure it has the long-term ability to gain revenue. It announced yesterday that it will launch a new App Center that allows developers to sell games and other apps directly to Facebook users. It will take a 30 percent cut of revenue.

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6 user comments

111.5.2012 15:30

I will never give facebook a cent

211.5.2012 19:44

The reality of life. Greed is the driving force of buisness. They are not in it for the joy of it alone.

Just do it.

311.5.2012 21:21

what a joke!!

411.5.2012 21:33

Nothing to get angry about. If you don't like it don't pay for it. If there are people who would pay for this and enjoy it so be it.

514.5.2012 15:44

I pitty the fool that jumps on the stock when it goes on sale. Facebook's days are numbered. Just a matter of time before either everybody wakes up to the joke it is or the new thing comes out. Anybody remember how big AOL was?

Just my $0.02,


614.5.2012 16:32

advertisers will pay to bump your friends info to put theirs up higher

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