If a friend of yours is running in a marathon for charity and is trying to raise money, you might want to pay $7 to promote her status updates so almost of your friends are guaranteed to see the post in your News Feed, Facebook believes.
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Jason Fyk, founder of WTF Magazine and FunnierPics.net, owns a business that generates about $275,000 per month. Three years ago, Fyk was bankrupt, in jail, and borderline suicidal. He used Facebook to turn his life around.
No longer content with simply serving as a promotion and distribution platform for companies like Zynga, Facebook has decided to become directly involved in the games industry by becoming a publisher itself.