12 May '12, 6pm

Facebook Tests Paid Status Updates With ‘Highlight an Import Post’

Facebook is testing a feature to see if users will pay a couple bucks to have their status updates more prominently promoted on the social network. First reported by Stuff.co.nz , part of the small test is occurring in New Zealand. The paid user posts would be placed atop news feeds and be marked as "Highlighted." Pricing ranges from free to $2. Users can pay with a credit or debit card, PayPal, or Facebook Credits. "This particular test is simply to gauge people's interest in this method of sharing with their friends," according to Facebook spokesperson Alex Hollander. "We're constantly testing new features across the site," Facebook spokeswoman Mia Garlick told Stuff.co.nz. "This particular test is simply to gauge people's interest in this method of sharing with their friends." What kinds of Facebook users might pay to advance their posts? Perhaps musicians with gigs com...

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