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    Facebook to is start charging people outside their friends network. maybe they are trying to bring in some control to there site, but it says on there site today free and always will be !

    Facebook: New Charges For Sending Messages

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    Non starter. Charge money, and people leave to the next free one.
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    Facebook is already a corporate behemoth that couldn't care less about the people that use it. It's all about harvesting personal data for the benefit of advertisers. Charging people to send messages will only hasten the inevitable decline. Sooner or later, a new social networking site will spring up and catch the public imagination the way FB once did. Zuckerberg's monster will then curl up and expire. Not that he's likely to lose much sleep over it, now that he has a few billion tucked away.

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    This one seemed a bit off the wall:

    There’s even the option to pay more to grab the attention of your favourite celebrity, with the charge levied on a sliding scale depending on their fame and popularity.
    Now wouldn't one think that participating celebrities would have to be paid quite a lot not to just abandon FB, I know I wouldn't co-operate if someone was trying to make money off my name without a significant percentage of the take by way of financial compensation.
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    Easy enough to get around it. Just send FB messages only to other FB users. Or use the same social network as the third party to send them messages. Simples.
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    Anyway the day they start charging anything substantial is they day the exodus will begin to google+ or whatever new fad comes along. Facebook are falling into the trap that they think they have achieved such a critical mass that people will now pay, that is the rock they will perish on if they proceed towards charging.
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    Linked in already do this. The proper term for it is 'spam'.

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    They are trying to monetize the business, under pressure from shareholders, but this is utterly ridiculous. Facebook is already passť and I wouldn't expect it to retain anything like its current presence within the next two to three years.

    It may not go the way of Bebo, but a big fall is coming. They've become the definition of "corporate", and not in a good way.

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    Ah its just to grab headlines. FB won't charge for services but allowing people to pay to send you messages to your inbox instead of auto-redirecting them to another folder would be suicide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glaucon View Post
    They are trying to monetize the business, under pressure from shareholders, but this is utterly ridiculous. Facebook is already passť and I wouldn't expect it to retain anything like its current presence within the next two to three years.

    It may not go the way of Bebo, but a big fall is coming. They've become the definition of "corporate", and not in a good way.
    They are rapidly becoming a definition of big brother, do people actually know they now save all your searches on facebook as well.
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