This weekend my Facebook
was bombarded by an influx of repost
like this :
FACEBOOK JUST RELEASED THEIR PRICE GRID FOR MEMBERSHIP. $9.99 PER MONTH FOR GOLD MEMBER SERVICES, $6.99 PER MONTH FOR SILVER MEMBER SERVICES, $3.99 PER MONTH FOR BRONZE MEMBER SERVICES, FREE IF YOU COPY AND PASTE THIS MESSAGE BEFORE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. WHEN YOU SIGN ON TOMORROW MORNING YOU WILL BE PROMPTED FOR PAYMENT INFO...IT IS OFFICIAL IT WAS EVEN ON THE NEWS. FACEBOOK WILL START CHARGING DUE TO THE NEW PROFILE CHANGES. IF YOU COPY THIS ON YOUR WALL YOUR ICON WILL TURN BLUE AND FACEBOOK WILL BE FREE FOR YOU. PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ON IF NOT YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DELETED IF YOU DO NOT PAY
some of the repost even had "artwork" that you need to post so you will not be charged
I know that people mean well when they repost and warn us about "
facebook life changing" things
I don't think that FB think tanks will SHUDDER with fear when they see our FB pages turning blue?
Facebook is NOT a charitable institution ... it is a BUSINESS !
They will NOT RISK losing a gazillion users just to earn a few millions
(for those who decided to stick around even with the charges)
FB makes a lot of money from the ads viewed by and clicked by its active users.
They will generate more money by staying FREE
Besides even if I decide to pay for my FB membership
but will not have any FB friends
because they opted not to pay
WHAT'S THE POINT OF FACEBOOKING?
They will not even dare to think of charges especially now that
their rival GOOGLE+ has been launched
And if someday Mark Zuckerberg decides to let us pay
no matter what time of day or even if all our pages turn blue
or how many times we post and repost
HE WILL CHARGE US. PERIOD.
Our world is already crazy as it is
and Facebook is my break from the craziness
so I hope that FB reposts will not be a source of
panic and worry for us active FB users
It is YOU that I am interested in
not some repost hoax that will create an
upside down world
I value my FB Friends so ...
post your pictures of great adventures, of fun times
post your feelings of happiness, sadness or fear
post your funny or sad anecdotes
post your Zynga game achievements
I LOVE to see and read them all !!!