Facebooks new model to charge for updates

A new feature trialling on the site is allowing status updates to be highlighted…for a price. The price point is so far unknown but the likely price is under two dollars per post.

This comes as FB is due to float later this month and is looking for new sources of revenue to balance its valuation figures

But will people pay? Certainly corporates might be tempted but would they all have flocked to the platform if they knew FB might begin to charge users and them for reaching out.

This reminds me of the highlight option in ebay when listing an item and has been used for a number of years.