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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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work