Americans can now bump other posts on Facebook with Promote feature

Promote your posts with Facebook's new feature

Want to be the most popular individual in your Facebook friends’ news feeds? Want to let them know what you did overseas?

Well, to address your innate desire to be seen and be popular, social media giant Facebook announced that users in the US can now promote their posts to friends. You read that right! You can now force your posts to be seen by your friends.

But there’s a catch. You will have to pay a certain amount for you to be able to do this.

This feature is available in other countries for quite some time already. Facebook only rolled out this feature last Wednesday to American FB users.

According to The Verge, the price for promoting your posts, it would cost you $7.

Though Facebook might be harping on businesses with this feature, I can seem to see a vision of my wall post being bombarded by an obnoxious individual who I will soon delete.

According to a blog post, Facebook said, “Sometimes a particular friend might not notice your post, especially if a lot of their friends have been posting recently and your story isn’t near the top of their feed. When you promote a post – whether it’s wedding photos, a garage sale, or big news – you bump it higher in news feed so your friends and subscribers are more likely to notice it.”

Hopefully that is the case and not personal satisfaction.

Would you pay to promote a post?

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Xbox 720 with better Kinect 2, according to leaked report

Rumors are abound regarding Microsoft and their development of their new Xbox console. The latest one was reported by The Verge, stating that the latest console by Microsoft could be retailed at $299 and that it comes with Kinect 2 to be released sometime in 2013.

The developmental stages for the so-called Xbox 720 were reportedly started way back in 2010 and had features such as Metro Dashboard, Xbox TV apps and a SmartGlass.

The Verge said, “Microsoft rounds off the document with a promised price point of $299 with its Kinect 2 hardware and a prediction of a 10-year lifecycle with more than 100 million units sold.”

Other features for the Xbox 720 include concurrent apps, additional sensor and peripheral support, native 3d output and glasses and a Blu-ray support.

According to the report, the best improvement to come with the Xbox 720 is its Kinect gaming accessory. The report included higher accuracy, stereo imaging, improved voice recognition, improved RGB camera, dedicated hardware processing and support for our-player tracking.

The Verge said, “The Kinect accessories idea appears to be one that is not designed to replace controllers, but will allow devices to interact with the sensor. Microsoft’s plans for four-player Kinect gaming reference carnival, darts, and basketball games as a broad way to use the new tracking.”

Are you anticipating for Kinect 2 and Xbox 720?

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