Facebook fan pages intentionally broken to drive content providers to pay for “sponsored posting”.

I’m getting close to disconnecting from FB as a source of social news. The timeline/private messages fiasco and now this. And this system, while clearly aimed at people monetizing the service, still makes me leery of what else they might willingly break to eek out cash.

If “brands, agencies and artists” want to reach all the people who’ve signed up for status-updates, they have to pay for “sponsored posts.” As Holiday notes, this is a large conflict of interest for the service: the worse it works, the more they can charge to fix it.

Facebook fan-pages broken, but FB will unbreak them for a price – Boing Boing


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