On Facebook, Sharing Can Come at a Cost

Disruptions: As User Interaction on Facebook Drops, Sharing Comes at a Cost - It seems as if Facebook is not only promoting paid links on news feeds, but also possibly suppressing the ones that aren’t paid for - 
NYTimes.com: ". . . . Facebook has also said that there has been a 2 percent drop in interaction on the news feed, and is now replacing free content with paid content, which means a large number of free posts will disappear from people’s feeds as sponsored ads float to the top. . . . .Twitter has the same type of advertising module, the sponsored tweet, but although it might highlight the ad in a user’s stream, it does not suppress other people’s content in the process. Everything just falls into a time-based stream. Facebook may become dominant enough that its actions vex regulators, then it may be forced to change what it highlights. Or, maybe its users will grow so tired of what seems like another bait-and-switch that they will decide to stop sharing, even if it seems to be free."

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