Facebook Will Charge to "Promote" User Posts

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook  (Nasdaq: FB  ) is rolling out a feature in the U.S. that lets users pay to promote their posts to friends, just as advertisers do.

Facebook has been testing the service in New Zealand, where it tries out a lot of new features, and has gradually introduced it in more than 20 other countries.

Facebook says promoting a post will bump it higher in your friends' news feeds.

The company has long declared on its front page that it's "free and always will be." And it still is — unless you want more friends to see what you have to say.

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  • Report this Comment On October 04, 2012, at 8:45 AM, StopPrintinMoney wrote:

    Ok, FB is dying from it's inability to generate sustainable revenue stream. But what's new?

  • Report this Comment On October 04, 2012, at 8:49 AM, stockdissector wrote:

    I agree with you on this one StopPrintinMoney. That's just dumb.

  • Report this Comment On October 04, 2012, at 1:37 PM, Brent2223 wrote:

    Holy cow, if you have something important to say just pick up the stupid phone!

  • Report this Comment On October 04, 2012, at 2:27 PM, CluckChicken wrote:

    I don't know about the rest of you but it is difficult to imagine any of my FB friends having something so important to say that it would be worth paying. I know my 7 messages in 5 years have barely been worth my time typing them.

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