I linked to that last post on why I want my Samsung Galaxy S3 back from Facebook. I wanted to make sure that none of my friends missed the post otherwise no-one might read it:).
For the first time ever I got this popup/toast/whatever they call it suggesting I might want to pay to promote my post. I could “move my important news, links and photos higher in the news feed” and the post “will be marked as sponsored”.
I’ve never seen this before and certainly wouldn’t dream of giving money to Facebook for the “privilege” of them promoting my post. What’s more there is no mention of how long the promotion will last, what position it will have in the feed, basically nothing that specifies what I get for the cash.
I clicked through as if I was going to buy and found that they wanted £3.47 for this privilege. It was almost tempting to pay the money to find out what happens but I’m sure that most of my friends would think I was off my trolley if I did this.
In an attempt to find out what I would get for my money I searched Facebook for “promoted posts” but it only came up with a few user groups protesting about the fact that Facebook was now offering promoted posts.
Frankly who cares? I guess some businesses might want to sign up but Facebook haven’t exactly done a good job of selling it – at least not to me.