cynicalGorilla

Would Facebook ever start charging?

I've noticed more and more annoying adverts on Facebook, it almost feels like a "freemium app". Do you think Facebook could offer to remove all the annoying junk for say 69p or £1.99? I know they've said "It's free and it always will be" but it'd still technically be free - just with in-app purchases!

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JanSt / MOD  Dec. 2, 2014 at 17:36

Who knows... But really: you already pay for using FB - your info, your person...and, heck, all those lovely 'friends' whose contact details you upload, etc etc... GOLD!

Consider: recently that FB experiment where they manipulated users' attitudes by tweaking individual news streams? That was not FB being curious in the human existence. That was a University on behalf of the Pentagon. They paid FB handsomely for their cooperation. NO doubt. It's all about mining YOU. You are the resource. Your pennies? Oh gee...

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 3, 2014 at 23:10

CTPAHHIK  Dec. 4, 2014 at 09:15

I was under impression they've been doing it for years already. Now they made it official.

Nothing special compared to Google and Apple that have your entire phone book and location history stored until it is manually deleted. As if I'm going to believe it actually is deleted.

All three can read all messages you send and on top of everything Google has access to email. Which is being scanned for "viruses" for our own protection. Yeah, right.

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