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Thread: Facebook users, I have a question...........

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    Super Member Chasing Hawk's Avatar
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    Facebook users, I have a question...........

    It seems Facebook now wants to charge you a fee for letting your friends see your updates.
    Is it per post or a one time fee? And how many of you will drop Facebook like a bad habit?


    http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/10/...est=latestnews
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    I haven't heard about this nonsense. But if they do start charging a fee I will drop them very quickly! I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that they just released on the news that there are now 1 BILLION Facebookers. I tell you its all about GREED!!!!
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    If you read the whole story it isn't that you will pay a fee for your friends to see your stories. The fee is to keep your post at the top so your friends wouln't have to scroll through all their news feed to see your post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeboop71 View Post
    I haven't heard about this nonsense. But if they do start charging a fee I will drop them very quickly! I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that they just released on the news that there are now 1 BILLION Facebookers. I tell you its all about GREED!!!!

    Sounds like it. I personally do not use any of those social sites.
    My family has both our phone numbers and index fingers to push buttons. They can call and I will fill them in on the gossip here in Oregon......LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by aberi View Post
    If you read the whole story it isn't that you will pay a fee for your friends to see your stories. The fee is to keep your post at the top so your friends wouln't have to scroll through all their news feed to see your post.
    Maybe so, but would you still pay this fee? If it was a one time deal or monthly.
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    Hogwash - that rumor comes around all the time - facebook doesn't charge fees - that would be shooting themselves in the foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0tis View Post
    Hogwash - that rumor comes around all the time - facebook doesn't charge fees - that would be shooting themselves in the foot.
    I googled it, the consensus is that they wouldn't or won't.

    But, if they did would you drop them like a bad habit? Or are you so addicted to Facebook and would pay the fee? (I have heard some people are. )
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    Don't do it! they will stop. i heard this on the news and it's ridiculous.

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    i don't really like Facebook... i only joined as i felt i was missing news from my family and friends. if they start charging for things, i'll drop them in a heartbeat.
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    FB keeps saying it'll never charge . . . but guess we'll have to just wait and see.
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    I am only on Facebook to get a picture of my GreatGranddaughters every so often. also to keep up with a few more.
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    Well I already have it set so NO ONE sees my activity on FB, so they won't make any money off me. I don't care to have everyone know when I "like" a business or whatever. I mostly lurk.

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    From the story on the link you would only have to pay if you want your post to have priority. They aren't making enoough on advertisers so this is a way to send you post to the top. So essentially the companies will priority their posts and the unpaid friends will be the posts at the bottom unless they pay too.
    It reminds me of the postal situation. Businesses send out high volume of mail so they get discounts because they bring them in zip code order. A person mailing one little envelope pays full price because it has to be scanned. And our mail box is full of offers we didn't even request and a catalogue from every one we ever submitted an order to. Some catalog companies send me their catalog every 2 or 3 weeks, with not that much new if anything new.

    However, if Facebook starts charging even a penny a post, or a fee to move your post so it can be seen above a billion company posts I will be dropping it. How can a company with their income not be making money?

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    http://www.snopes.com/computer/facebook/fbcharge.asp

    If you read down some it says that Facebook will never charge its members. I know "never say never" but this seems like a hoax that comes and goes.

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    If facebook comes a knockin', I'm gonna be a droppin'.

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    Actually it is true but read how it works. It is your choice. http://www.businessinsider.com/faceb...s-2012-10?op=1
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    I wouldn't pay, but then I seldom post anything. I have posted one comment this year on my site, no pictures. I have it just so I can be friends and check in to see my kid's sites because that's where they put their pictures. No wonder the US Mail is going out of business - nothing is private, everything is on facebook for the skilled hacker to look at. Now I'll get off my soap box and back into this century. LOL

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    I would not pay fees to belong or get updates - its convenient to keep in touch with my kids and friends but its not an absolute with me.

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    Frankly my dear, I would not believe anything on Fox (faux) news

    LOL....and hugs all around

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    I'm on facebook all the time. I joined about 3 years ago, and I play games on it and I post pictures and I keep my out of state family up to date with what's going on and I've met my neighbors and have found my friends from High School. I remember years and years ago joining Classmates and found a few people from school but then they started charging and oh, where are they now?!
    On the other hand, I lived a full life before Facebook and I reckon I'd be just fine if it went away. I don't pay for any of the services I use on the internet and I won't make an exception for something as silly as having my post on top of someone else's newsfeed! And if one of my friends was doing that on a regular basis, I think I would end up changing their settings or ignoring them altogether!
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    If this would be true, I would drop Facebook. I play games mostly on Facebook and there are many other sites where I can play for free and as for updates from my family and friends, I would do as before Facebook, take the phone or visit them But there again, there are other free ways to get updates from the internet and they will NEVER charge for this because they know people will just move to another free service. Google, Yahoo, MSN +++

    But I have to admit that any news coming from FOX Channel I am not taking seriously :P I will have to hear it from another more credible source before believing it

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    I don't use facebook, but hubby does, but if they start charging .. then I can bet he will quit.
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    If they charge me a fee for anything on this site I will delete them as fast as my fingers can work. I only go on it because my kids are on and it seems a sentence or two from them is better than nothing. Apparently the younger generation has no time to use a phone they are soooo busy. I wish I could be that busy. lol
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    I would drop them ... There is always email.

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    I was on facebook, but quit when they started to change every thing. could not find any of my family or friends, So now I dont care what they do.

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