Dear Facebook...

Dear Facebook,We are a small business that always tries to do the right thing. We pay for Facebook advertising. We ask our customers to use Facebook to stay in touch with us. We include a Facebook link and icon on our website (free of charge to you.) We, like thousands of small businesses using your site, bring eyeballs to your paid advertising every day. We participate in a system that has worked well for you.  Please allow our fans to see our updates without asking for us to pay for it or asking them to expend more effort.Sincerely,Taken for Granted in Chicagops- It's extra icky to make such a significant change without any forewarning or clear communication. It's also icky that the "promote" link that is supposed to be next to the "people reached" statistic isn't even there. If we could afford to pay to play, we couldn't even get to the place where you could take our money.pps- I asked parents of our summer campers to use Facebook as a way to stay connected with their kids' activities. Maybe just using Yahoo's flickr would be better? Or maybe Pinterest....I hear they are seeing quite a bit of traffic these days. I'm thinking it might also be smart to stop my paid Facebook advertising so I can save up for paying for our fans to see our posts. What says you, Mr Z.?(read more from The 3/50 Project here...)