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What if Facebook decided to charge users?

by Eldon Solomon

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Say it isn’t so!

Rumours have been swirling around that Facebook intends to start charging their users. The social media giant top heads have been declaring that Facebook is free and forever will be free. The question here is whether this is true? Facebook recently introduced a feature that allows users to pay to promote their posts. You could just imagine the shock of being asked for your credit card details; so that your post can be seen by everyone – talk about a ‘geek shock’.

According to sources it does not stop there, rumours suggest that the social media giant is planning to introduce a subscription fee for its users which might start at a basic rate of $1.00; depending on how many facebook friends you have and also the amount of messages posted and sent on your Facebook page. I think its time to start deleting friends on my Facebook. So, basically, the more you use Facebook the more you have to start dipping into your piggy bank.


This venture is estimated to generate over 30 billion dollars in revenue for the social media giant. With the recent announcement that Facebook was charging users $100.00 to send a direct message to Mark Zuckerberg, it goes to show that the social media giant is contemplating new ideas to increase revenue. The next question is: How will users react to Facebook introducing subscription fees?

Facebook has over one billion users worldwide; it helps us to keep in contact with each other and also to remember birthdays. Being asked to pay for the use of Facebook is like being asked to buy sand at a beach. If the social media giant decides to start charging users through subscriptions; it might just be the beginning of the end for Facebook. What do you think?

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Mohseen Lala February 6, 2013 - 10:31 am

It’d be a suicidal move on FB’s part. Time to go back to MySpa….NVM, now much did you say that would be Mr. Zuckerberg?

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Eldon Lawyer Boy Solomon February 6, 2013 - 3:17 pm

Yes it would be suicidal for them to start charging users, I wonder who would pay 100.00 just to send Zuckerberg a facebook message

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Jay Bruce February 6, 2013 - 9:59 pm

I really hope they do this!! I’ve been waiting for any real reason to go through the pain of closing my account. Maybe now they will just do it for me!

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Eldon Lawyer Boy Solomon February 8, 2013 - 1:14 pm


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juan February 8, 2013 - 9:00 pm

simple: facebook charges, (most) users will change to a new free one, that will become the new giant. After this, the few left on facebook will change to the other one to avoid be let out. if that happens and the new company start charging then repeat process.

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Mohseen Lala February 9, 2013 - 7:39 am

Someone’ll fill up the gap that Facebook will create by charging a user fee for it s services. I agree with you.

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Eldon Lawyer Boy Solomon February 12, 2013 - 2:09 pm

agreed, I have two other social media sites that I hardly use, I dont have a problem falling back on them if facebook decides to start charging.

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vishal February 15, 2013 - 12:30 am

If Facebook is going to charge me I will switch to Google Plus 😛

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