I received an invitation from one of my Facebook friends asking me to join a group called 'we won't pay to use Facebook'.
I seems weird that the Facebook people are considering charging. With so many free chat sites around, why would people pay to be Facebook members?
I heard that too. FB is a lot more than a chat site though, and some people have probably got hooked on all the features.
It has become a lot more cluttered than it used to be - imho.
The new Facebook is abysmal! I use it to keep in touch with friends all over the world, so the best parts for me are the photos and message options. Some groups are good too. But there are far too many tacky features, and it's the stupid tests and surveys (and the statuses of people I don't really know) that clutter up the 'front page' (my feed).
If people started having to pay for Facebook, I'd just buy an address book.
Having said that, you're welcome to add me as a friend!
So, when are they going to start charging?
Probably when the fuss has died down and people get used to the idea ;-)
Probably not. The only way I would consider it even was if it were advertising free, and with more control over content layout. I completely ignore the 'invite' section, just let them mount up over in their own corner.
Anyone know how much they are planning to charge?
I'm on facebook and I haven't heard anything officially about them charging a fee. The only thing I've seen is members who joined a group saying they wouldn't pay to use FB.
I wouldn't pay either. There are so many social networking sites to choose from. I'm sure my friends would all flock to a different one.
One of my Facebook friends started that 'We wont pay to use Facebook' group. He sent me an invitation to it and that was the first I heard that Facebook will be charging.
Facebook tests 'pay to promote post' tool
Facebook has started testing a system that lets users pay to highlight or promote posts.
By paying a small fee users can ensure that information they post on the social network is more visible to friends, family and colleagues.
Pay to advertise seems reasonable, but pay to make what you post more visible to family and friends seems like they are starting to charge folks to use FaceBook. Surely, things we share are already very visible to our FaceBook friends? Or is it going to be a case of these posts will be made smaller, and the ones we will be willing to pay for will be huge or what?
Im not sure I understand what FaceBook are doing with this, or why anyone would want to pay to make their posts even more visible to their friends, than they already are. What do you personally think of this? Is there something like they are describing in the above news article that you would pay for?
Maybe FaceBook is taking advantage of those who have become addicted to it, and assume that they will start paying for their fix?
[Edited: 2012 May 12 20:12 - Mell:49612 ]
I had not heard that facebook was considering charging.
No, I'm afraid I would close my account and send all my friends my email address.
I don't mind facebook but I'm not addicted to it either.
Shoot-- I'd be more likely to pay for it if they would stop the advertising.