Facebook starting November will charge it’s users a monthly fee of $2.99, which obviously anger many users when this happens.
Facebook To Begin Charging Users $2.99/mo Starting November 1st
The above statement is what a few news sites are reporting which started with the ‘National Report’.
The media report above posted in a website that starting November 1 Facebook will charge $2.99 to keep up with growing costs, but we all know the National Report is a satirical website and the monthly charge is not going to happen.
National Report says that there was an interview with CNN and Facebook spokeperson Paul Horner where they discussed about the monthly fee. Just so everyone is aware OSM cannot find any news on this with CNN, and Paul Horner is just a National Report gag used in many stories.
The speculation that Facebook will suddenly start charging users to access the site has become one of the social media era’s perennial chain letters.
While Facebook prominently advertises that its service is “free and always will be” on its homepage, it hasn’t stopped false rumors of a pay scheme from going viral on numerous occasions, most recently in conjunction with the major profile redesign that the site announced earlier this month.
Does it cost money to use Facebook? Is it true that Facebook is going to charge to use the site?
Of course, Facebook will never charge you.
Facebook is a free site and will never require that you pay to continue using the site. You do, however, have the option of making purchases related to games, apps and other items. In addition, if you choose to use Facebook from your mobile phone, keep in mind that you’ll be responsible for any fees associated with internet usage and/or text messaging as determined by your mobile carrier.
Facebook is in business to make a profit. Beyond advertising, it has found ways to earn money directly from its users through Facebook Credits, a form of currency that can be used on the site in social games like FarmVille and Mafia Wars.
In the future, we are in the look out for Facebook to find more and attractive ways to monetize. The company could grow its credit system to become a rival to PayPal. We could also see Facebook extending its advertising platform beyond the social network itself and onto the wider Web — in order to compete with Google’s AdSense.
If the rumor is true, would you pay $2.99 per month to use Facebook?