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Gay Facebook rumor about them charging for access

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by LukaB, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. LukaB

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    these make me laugh, another gay and fake rumor that Facebook will be charging users this summer to access the site, just saw this on my wall

    "Its official.. It was even seen on tv. Facebook will start charging this summer. If you copy and paste this to your wall, your icon will turn blue and facebook will be free for you. Please pass on this message, if not your account will be deleted. p.s, this is serious the icon turns blue, So please put this as your status bleh"

    A blog post about it

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    http://www.allfacebook.com/again-facebook-will-not-charge-users-to-access-the-site-2010-01
    Some people actually believe it -_-

    3 words...fake and gay
     
  2. davids355

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    That's obviously a load of rubbish. BUT I have heard rumours about them creating a paid service - I know Facebook have really struggled to become profitable and to create a viable business model.

    Is it not possible they might actually try and do that? If they could do it successfully - and people actually went for it, it could be massive for them...???
     
  3. LukaB

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    They make loads from ads, so I guess they don't struggle anymore.

    They will maybe be soon launching video call option using skype.
     
  4. t0mmy

    t0mmy Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    bs! they make a fortune, i read something from zuckerburg last week, ppl were asking why he didnt incorporate more ads into fb he replied with something along the lines of " we know we could make more but we make enough as it is without spamming the site with ads " it gave %s then of how much ads were on fb and how much could be put on it, it went as far as to say he considers himself a "hacker" in the old ethical sense of the word not the hollywood version!
     
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    Yea maybe, I know they have massive revenue but don't know how good their profits are.
    I don't know, I never really got into Facebook anyway-my girlfriends on it ALL the time!!
     
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    Do they publish any figures? I was trying to find out some info but can't - guess being a private company, no one knows...??
     
  7. t0mmy

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    well they must do ok zuckerburgs worth 13.5 billion, fb is worth 70 billion afaik, so they couldnt be doing to bad lol
     
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    i recently saw an article about zynga the fb game maker they pulled 850mil in revenue last year and are looking to ipo at a value of 20bil.. fb makes plenty .. the folks on fb are the type ptbarnum talks of being born every minute...
     
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    Mark donated 100 million to better schools (i think it was donated to that), but I know he donated, so guess he makes tons.
     
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    the same happend with MSN years back, emails like. ''msn will cost money next year! send this to all your contacts to keep it free!'' and if you go viral and get the emails back you have around 100k active mails..

    TIP lol
     
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    Ya point taken!!!
     
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    yea i seen that in the same article I'm talking about, apparently he did that just when the social network film came out, some say he did it to take away the bad rep he thought the film gave him as in the way it portrait him, but he said that he actually wanted to make it an anonymous donation but was talked into going public, the mans worth a fortune and a genius for what he pulled off
     
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    Yup, fair play to him.

    Bill and Melinda Gates too - the Gates Foundation is doing some pretty good work.
     
  15. t0mmy

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    yea didn't bill gates and a few others sign some agreement that they would give 50% of their money to charities and they are trying to get other billionaires in on it, i remember reading that when bill gates dies his kids don't get much well they get enough lol but that most of his fortune is to be given to charity
     
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    Bill gates has so much money though, even if his kids get 1% they'll be loaded! Apparently he earns $250 per second:) (just a fact off of some fact site).
     
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    I heard that Zukerburg shoots fire out of his ass, and built an underground layer that spans from the US to China. Pass it on....
     
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    No shit!
     
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    oh yea! well Tom from MySpace just bought new tires for his Buick.. HA!
     
  20. t0mmy

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    yea its called the ring of fire!