Ever take pains to word your Facebook shares just right, only to discover that friends and loved ones missed it? What if you could pay for the privilege of making sure they see the super important update? That’s the notion that Facebook is playing around with in New Zealand, as it charges users $0.40–$2 to highlight posts.
This came to light when a user noticed the offer and, thinking it was a scam, reported it. But a Facebook representative confirmed the new test feature. “This particular test is simply to gauge people’s interest in this method of sharing with their friends,” the rep told the BBC.
If Facebook launched this service in your home country, would you pay the company to promote your updates?