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Would you pay to promote a friend's Facebook post?

L.A. Times 2013/02/15 17:00:00
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A new Facebook feature that lets users pay to promote their friends’ posts is raising privacy concerns. The promoted posts abide by privacy settings, but users have zero control over which posts friends promote. There is no way to opt out of it.

The feature is the latest in a series of gimmicks to generate revenue for Facebook. For a $7 fee, friends can select "promote and share" from the drop-down menu on the top-right corner of a friend's status update.

Facebook says it is rolling out the feature because there was demand for it. The feature is supposed to benefit users, allowing friends to draw attention to good deeds, achievements or milestones, such as fund-raising for a charity, starting a new job or having a baby.

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  • Jeff F. 2013/02/21 00:48:30
    No
    Jeff F.
    There are many more important things to pay for than the promotions of friend's facebook posts.
  • DjCj 2013/02/19 04:11:57
    No
    DjCj
    +3
    Most people I know on facebook post the most incredible shiz.. and the next generation are promoting that for free all over the world already!
  • keeper 2013/02/19 03:49:09 (edited)
    No
    keeper
    FB is a scum bag social media that uses loopholes to avoid paying taxes even though they took in more than a billion dollars in profits!
  • Dy 2013/02/18 19:45:00
    No
    Dy
    you shouldn't spend any of your own money for facebook -_-
  • Ayushee 2013/02/18 18:36:10
    No
    Ayushee
    There are many more important things to pay for than the promotions of friend's facebook posts.
  • True Genius 2013/02/18 18:18:42
    No
    True Genius
    Hasn't he made enough money!!!!!!!
  • Goo gle 2013/02/18 16:59:53
    No
    Goo gle
    +1
    This is retarded....Myspace anyone?
  • DjCj Goo gle 2013/02/19 04:19:25
    DjCj
    We all should just go back to MySpace, it was a simpler time back then.. we all could use online accounts and still go outside... plus there wouldn't be any dull crappyville game app requests to decline everyday!
  • sally 2013/02/18 07:28:59
    No
    sally
    Why?? It's THEIR post, if they want it promoted they should pay their own damn money and leave mine out of it.
  • Platinum Fangs 2013/02/18 05:19:41
    No
    Platinum Fangs
    +1
    I wouldn't pay anything for Facebook period.
  • monster1612 2013/02/18 00:21:48
    No
    monster1612
    I don't use Facebook, so it sounds stupid to me.
  • Zepland 2013/02/17 21:27:18
    No
    Zepland
    It's giving the payer rights to invade somebody's privacy.
  • Jere 2013/02/17 19:09:55
    No
    Jere
    No way.
  • baxter 2013/02/17 09:50:17
    No
    baxter
    No
  • Gregaj7 2013/02/17 07:07:24
    No
    Gregaj7
    The CIA front is imploding.
  • Dyonus 2013/02/17 05:27:07
    No
    Dyonus
    +1
    I would never pay for anything on Facebook.
  • Grant Davison 2013/02/17 05:14:59
  • CONVOY 2013/02/17 04:48:04
    No
    CONVOY
    +1
    Facebook is a waste of time, "promoting" and ignoring privacy is a waste of money.
  • MsDianna 2013/02/17 04:33:24
    No
    MsDianna
    +1
    it's their business
  • SiennaStarSong 2013/02/17 04:04:42
    No
    SiennaStarSong
    +2
    NONSENSE
  • ♥N A♥ 2013/02/17 02:54:39
    Yes
    ♥N A♥
    Sure would
  • ladyvoldemort 2013/02/16 23:35:28
    No
    ladyvoldemort
    +2
    I respect their privacy.
  • angel face 2013/02/16 20:25:24
    No
    angel face
    +3
    I think that's invasion of their personal posts. Unless its a cause for saving animals from extinction or abuse then what's the point? There isn't one. Facebook is just getting ridiculous. Rather stay on Twitter
  • Amelia 2013/02/16 18:15:43
    No
    Amelia
    +1
    Its kinda Creepy amd not if they dont pay me :) ahaha!!
  • s2k 2013/02/16 16:45:15
    No
    s2k
    +2
    No way
  • alex 2013/02/16 15:55:19
    No
    alex
    +3
    I wouldnt pay for any thing on fb
  • Sterling 2013/02/16 13:25:39
    No
    Sterling
    +2
    Not likely, seeing as I wouldn't promote my own post. But I guess you never know, there might come a day where it would be worthwhile to promote someone's post.
  • lani 2013/02/16 09:48:50
    No
    lani
    +2
    What a Joke!
  • Omni 2013/02/16 08:37:51
  • Lillsista 2013/02/16 07:34:06
    No
    Lillsista
    +3
    Facebook is getting out of hand!
  • Osama McDonalds 2013/02/16 06:51:21
    No
    Osama McDonalds
    +3
    Facebook.....your days are numbered.
  • Johann 2013/02/16 06:41:18
    No
    Johann
    +3
    I see no reason to pay.
  • MadMax 2013/02/16 05:37:25
    No
    MadMax
    +2
    I don't care how funny or intelligent it is, I'm not paying a dime to pump it up.
  • Chuck 2013/02/16 02:23:26
    No
    Chuck
    +3
    Never do Facebook.
  • Kigan 2013/02/16 00:38:03
    No
    Kigan
    +3
    That's about as stupid as still thinking privacy exists on Facebook.
  • kateisgod 2013/02/16 00:17:34
    No
    kateisgod
    +3
    facebook is such a waste. I use it to keep in contact with people that've moved away, but I would never pay for it.
  • NothingLikeUs 2013/02/15 23:57:57
  • El Prez 2013/02/15 23:55:21
    No
    El Prez
    +4
    Facebook is stupid and this is even more stupid. I would nrver use facebook for aything.
  • Xinea 2013/02/15 23:44:58
    Yes
    Xinea
    +3
    FB should adjust the fee so that a portion goes to whatever cause the original poster wants. And of course, there should be an option to opt out. But at its basis I think it could be a good idea for organizations needing to raise funds or something.
  • S123 Xinea 2013/02/16 22:33:09
    S123
    I think that sounds like a good idea.

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