Facebook wants you to pay $7 to promote your posts

Is that cat photo you posted on Facebook not resonating? A new feature the company is testing out lets you push Fluffy to the top of your friends’ newsfeeds by shelling out cash.Facebook’s experimental “Promote” feature, released on Wednesday to a small group of U.S. users, allows you to pay Facebook (FB) to promote important pictures or announcements. Those who have access to the feature say a promoted post typically costs around $7.
http://money.cnn.com/2012/10/03/technology/social/facebook-promoted-posts/index.htmlAlso see:Facebook to charge for some posts [AP]
Facebook has long declared that it’s “free and always will be”. And it still is — unless you want more friends to see what you have to say.The social media giant is rolling out a feature in the US that lets users pay to promote their posts to friends, just as advertisers do.

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