Facebook Plotting to Curb Status Update Sales

By Kiran Aditham 

The proverbial “penny for your thoughts” will soon no longer apply in the realm of Facebook as Revolution mag reports the company is proposing changes in its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities which will “ban users from selling status updates or using their profiles for commercial gain.”

Facebook indicated this move in its blog where the company is allowing a week’s worth of feedback before they enact any policies (which also include banning pyramid schemes and DDoS attacks).

TechCrunch’s Jason Kincaid figures there will be no major objections to FB’s new rules, adding that the “PayPerPost model is becoming disturbingly popular on Twitter…I don’t object to status updates from celebrities endorsing a product nearly as much as I would if it came from one of my friends who became overly-greedy.”


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