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Facebook Field-Tests “Promoted Posts,” a Cheap Way to Hype Your Yard Sale

Facebook soft-launched its latest paid product, “promoted posts,” on Wednesday. For a small fee, the product lets users bump their important status updates high up in the news feeds of their friends. Facebook says it’s targeted toward the everyday user — those with fewer than 5,000 followers — rather than big brands, and should be used for things like yard sales, wedding engagements and other personal events. It is now available to U.S. users only.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik