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If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

Old 09-27-11, 10:54 AM
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If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

It's on Facebook's front page that it's free to use...and always will be. However, if hypothetically, they did start charging per month or per year, would you pay for the service, or would you quit using it?

I would simply quit...but I know a lot of people that would probably pay.
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Re: If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

Of course not. People would just migrate to another service that is free. There's a ton out there.
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Re: If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

If it meant other people used it, sure.

Facebook already charges for people to use it. But so far they only charging moms playing FarmVille. They make more on "Facebook Credits" than selling ads.
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Re: If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

I find this unlikely, since Facebook users aren't its customers. We're the product being sold.
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Re: If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

dear god am I tired of people posting 'ZOMG Facebook is going to start charging for their services' every other week.

If it ever happens (it won't) I would delete my profile.
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Re: If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

I'd consider it if they referred to me as a Premium Facebooker and put a little top hat logo next to my name.
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Re: If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

don't know about myspace back in the day, but facebook make A LOT of money. i think FY 2011 revenues are around $1.5 BILLION and profits of over $100 million
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Re: If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

Originally Posted by al_bundy View Post
don't know about myspace back in the day, but facebook make A LOT of money. i think FY 2011 revenues are around $1.5 BILLION and profits of over $100 million
Really? They should make a movie about that.
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Re: If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

I barely use the free version, so no.
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Re: If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

I only post on random ocassions. I wouldn't pay for it and just delete my account.
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Re: If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

I highly doubt it. I have been consistently cutting my friend's list and really only use it to follow some interests I have and show some pictures off to the friends I do keep. I could definitely do without it.
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Re: If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

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I barely use the free version, so no.
Same here.

The more the site keeps making upgrades, trying to connect me to every fucking person on the planet who has a similar interest, and suggesting I friend people I clearly have no interest in connecting with, the less I use it. I'd delete it altogether except they're just going to keep my information anyway, so I might as well leave it up.
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Re: If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

I'm with KillerCannibal.
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Re: If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

Yes. I would pay 49.95 a month to keep my friends. Otherwise I would be lonely.
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Re: If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
I'd delete it altogether except they're just going to keep my information anyway, so I might as well leave it up.
You used real information? BAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Re: If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

Originally Posted by JayDerek View Post
dear god am I tired of people posting 'ZOMG Facebook is going to start charging for their services' every other week.

If it ever happens (it won't) I would delete my profile.
They could start charging for premium content, or for "ad free" versions or something... It isn't unprecedented, even DVDTalk does it... and I paid for a years worth, but I don't come here enough any more to warrant paying for it again.

If Facebook attempted to become a membership site where you had to pay for even the basic profile, then I would just quit, as I'm sure most of the world would. Then FB would die.
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Re: If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

nope. don't use it now. wouldn't use it then.
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Re: If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

If I honestly reflect on my time on Facebook, I don't think I have acquired a single genuinely important piece of information in that time, nor has it really enhanced any important friendships I already have.

No, I would not pay, and I have considered more than once deleting my profile anyway.
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Re: If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

Originally Posted by Tarantino View Post
It's on Facebook's front page that it's free to use...and always will be. However, if hypothetically, they did start charging per month or per year, would you pay for the service, or would you quit using it?

I would simply quit...but I know a lot of people that would probably pay.
Hell no I wouldn't pay for it.
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Re: If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

Originally Posted by jfoobar View Post
If I honestly reflect on my time on Facebook, I don't think I have acquired a single genuinely important piece of information in that time, nor has it really enhanced any important friendships I already have.
Not my experience.
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Re: If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

Originally Posted by jfoobar View Post
If I honestly reflect on my time on Facebook, I don't think I have acquired a single genuinely important piece of information in that time, nor has it really enhanced any important friendships I already have.
For me, I would say it has been beneficial, especially when it comes to family. I have a lot of cousins and it's hard to keep in touch with everyone on a regular basis, but seeing what everyone is up to has been a lot of fun and makes our personal interactions better as well since we know more about one another's lives.

The same is true to a degree with other friends/acquaintances.

For the people I already see on a regular basis, that is less true.

Having moved away from my hometown, it's a nice way to keep in touch. I imagine if I only had 10 facebook friends and I saw them all on a weekly basis, I'd think it was a pretty big waste of time.
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Re: If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

I've never had a Myspace, Twitter, or Facebook account. I think that makes me pretty gosh darn special.
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Re: If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

They'd be fools to charge for the service when they make so much money with it being free to access. They'd lose a huge portion of their customer base, which would reduce advertising revenue. They'd go down the toilet.
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Re: If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

Nope.
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Re: If Facebook started actually charging per month, would you still use it?

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They'd be fools to charge for the service when they make so much money with it being free to access. They'd lose a huge portion of their customer base, which would reduce advertising revenue. They'd go down the toilet.
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The idea of Facebook charging people to keep their accounts is equivalent to Google charging people to continue using their search.

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