ARSTECHNICA : Facebook is no longer a place for Promotional Posts
F you Facebook, F you. It's tactics like this that will lead me to abandon you entirely. At the moment, I still use you for my "fan" page. I have 13k followers over there and a pretty good amount of interaction with them. It's not easy to abandon that pool of connections. But this? After reading this bullshit, it makes it much easier to walk away entirely. As of 2015 you are no longer going to allow a business to use your site to "promote" their product... unless we buy advertising...
"What we discovered is that a lot of the content people see as too promotional is posts from Pages they like, rather than ads," says the post. Facebook users are cool with ads, the company says, because there are "controls" for the number and quality of ads a user sees. Hence, the content that would not be okay as an overly promotional post will be fine as an paid advertisement from a brand."
And fuck you.