Now Facebook will pay users to experiment on them

Facebook appears to have learnt its lesson from the recent outcry over experiments that it carried out on its users.

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Sky News reports that Facebook is offering actual money to people who are willing to test out its new photo-messaging app, Slingshot.

“Calling all Slingshot fans! Join our hand-picked group working to make the app more awesome,” reads a blogpost on the app’s official site.

Facebook says participants must devote “about 1-2 hours per week” to the study over a three-month period, and will be paid $200 (£118) for their efforts.

This is Facebook’s second attempt to put out a Snapchat clone. The first, Poke, was a complete failure, so it seems the social network is doing all it can to prevent a repeat.

By Stuart O'Connor | July 31st, 2014





Stuart O'ConnorNow Facebook will pay users to experiment on them