This is total speculation, but could Facebook be getting ready to force businesses to pay for any post that is blatantly promotional in nature?
While enjoying my normal morning browsing of dog photos, family updates, and tennis controversies, Facebook slipped in a small request for me to take a brief survey. Sure, why not?
Here’s what happened next:
In total, Facebook asked me to look at 14 different posts–some from companies I didn’t follow, some from Pages I did, and others from friends. With each post, I was asked to rate whether I believed it was an ad or not. Interesting, huh?
Now, here’s my speculation on why Facebook is doing this: