The process has begun – “Facebook will sunset the creation of sponsored stories” starting right now. You can no longer create this type of ad unit and after April 9th 2014, “existing domain and open graph sponsored stories will cease to have delivery.”
Wow, that sounds beautiful, doesn’t it? Like page out of a western novel only Sponsored Stories aren’t going out with their boots on. They’re being run out of town on a rail. Back in 2011, Facebook ad execs thought it would be great to use check-ins and likes as social endorsements.