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Would FaceBook Charge Money?

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by RustyRuckus, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. RustyRuckus

    RustyRuckus Newbie

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    (I don't think they will, I'm posting this here because I believe there are people that are more intelligent in IM than myself and can offer better insight)

     
  2. TermsB

    TermsB Senior Member

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    On average the page views per user per day is going to average over 8.73 which would make it more profitable now.
     
  3. RustyRuckus

    RustyRuckus Newbie

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    I figured that.

    Is FB making money on different things than just ads though?
     
  4. yamahafzr

    yamahafzr Regular Member Premium Member

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    90% would leave... rofl all over your face. more like 99%. think about it. if none of your friends are on there anymore because they arent paying then you will leave. itll be a chain reaction.

    also whoever did this sucks at math
    / 100 x 10 is the same thing as /10

    this doesnt even take into account the countless inactive users.
    whoever put this together wasnt thinking very much.

    and if it one of those groups that the dumbfucks join then even more funny
     
  5. TermsB

    TermsB Senior Member

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    Yeah that's how the make the very large majority of their income, they might have some little side income streams but they are unknown to me. After looking it up Facebook claimed 300 million in earnings in 08, since they've been growing since it's likely to be much higher.
     
  6. khirad

    khirad BANNED BANNED

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    facebook is earning more by selling users data
     
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    They also have the potentiel money making in selling all of the details of the users, that have a really big potentiel
     
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    tshin810 Junior Member

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    I am totally agree with yamahafzr. FB is not a MUST in life, 95% people will leave it for sure if it becomes paid version.
     
  9. richcamp

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    BHW members ewhoring alone counts for at least hundreds if not thousands of fake profiles, they not gonna pay even a dollar for it.

    Besides FB is making a lot of money now from their own ads, they not gonna kill there golden goose just to get the golden eggs.
     
  10. SparkyBlue

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    Plus more people on the site = higher prices for Ads.

    You wouldn't pay shit to advertise if only 3 people and a donkey were on FB.
     
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    dougeetx BANNED BANNED

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    I was thinking that same thing! Who would stay if they had to pay when there are soooo many more social networks out there....including, coming soon to a network near you, ShoogaCube.com (shameless plug)!
     
  12. mariobaez

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    Why the hell is this thread up here? FB is not going to charge money; this is basically a rumor set up by people like us to get people to join FB groups.

    How the hell is a person in Bangladesh going to pay 3.99 a month? What is FB going to do, feature different currencies based on the how much people make in each country? Outside of US & Europe, they would probably lose money. What are you going to charge someone in Pakistan? 30 Rupees ( Ie: 40 cents US ) per month?

    Having this thread is like asking if Tila Tequila will become the new owner of the Jets. Let's be real, everybody.
     
  13. mskerry

    mskerry Registered Member

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    No chance in Hell will facebook charge money for use of its site. Thats the whole appeal to it. Does anybody remember friends reunited ?????
     
  14. Jekashi

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    Guys, let me say two things:

    1. Groups that say "We will not pay $3.99/$4.99/$xxx for Facebook" are bull.

    2. Facebook could get away with charging for their website. They would simply set up a free and a paid model. Don't believe me? Check out the Playstation Network model changes rumored in 2010 for a very clear example of a free service offering a "premium" subscription.
     
  15. Dynastic

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    What about the apps that you can pay for. For example, the music player.... you have 2 slots for free... and for 10 slots on your page its like 9.99...

    Do you think FB gets a cut of whatever facebook apps make?
     
  16. TermsB

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    You are aware that them "selling users data" is them providing targeted ads via demographics on their own site right?
     
  17. ClownBaby

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    everyone would leave and the person who makes a facebook ripoff for free would profit
     
  18. milke_sj

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    i will 100% guarantee that if it goes to 3.99 per month you will have more than half the people leave.
     
  19. truboy

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    Facebook will always be free to use , don't be stupid by calculating such stats....
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  20. themoney

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    Either way, if the guy who's started the main group called 'WE REFUSE TO PAY $3.99 A MONTH' or whatever, decided to monetize it (if that's not his intention already), then it'll probably work very well.