Facebook News Feed Draws More Criticism

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 21:04
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Facebook News Feed Draws More Criticism

Tags: marketing | Social Media

After The New York Times reported that Facebook's news feed for users seemed to be favoring sponsored posts at the expense of content shared for free, Times reporter NIck Biltion says he received dozens of e-mails from people who owned small businesses and said they had also been affected by Facebook’s news feed changes.

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Bilton says one small business says it is being told by Facebook to pay as much $7,500 to reach the core of its subscribers and their friends. The owner of the company said he spent $50,000 to acquire it Facebook fans and is now asking to be paid to reach them. “Had I known that we were going to be charged to reach those fans as well, we would of not spent a dime with Facebook,” the business owner is quoted as saying in Bilton's post.

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