The first Facebook user to be exposed to the site's latest content sharing feature was so skeptical, he or she thought it was a con. In fact, it took a statement from a Facebook spokesperson to confirm the new "pay to promote post" feature is indeed genuine.
"We're constantly testing new features across the site," revealed the spokesperson on BBC.com. "This particular test is simply to gauge people's interest in this method of sharing with their friends."
Facebook has begun testing the "pay to promote" feature among users in New Zealand. For a small fee, users can ensure that the content they share will be more visible to friends, colleagues and family. The goal is to determine if users are interested in "paying to flag up their information."
"We're going to see a lot more ideas like this where they are testing out different ways to try to make money," shares internet analyst Ian Maude.
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