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Friday, July 22, 2011

FaceBook to Start Charging Users?

            “Chris, do you think FaceBook is going to start charging its users?”

            “No. They make their money through advertisements.”

            “Really? I keep reading posts on FaceBook that they’re going to start charging. I like FaceBook, but I don’t want to pay for it.”

            “Oh, you’d pay for it. You’re addicted.”

            “I am not. I can stop anytime I want to.”

            “Uh huh. Why don’t you stop going on FaceBook for a week and see how you feel then?”

            I considered that for a moment. “I don’t need to test it. I know I’m not addicted.”

            “Right. I wonder how much FaceBook could get away with charging people like you. Would you pay $20 a month?”

            “Absolutely not. And what do you mean ‘people like you’?”

            He waved my question away. “Would you pay $8 a month?”

            I had to think about that one for a moment. “No, I don’t think so. That would be almost $100 a year.”

            “$5 a month then. Would you be willing to pay $5 a month to get FaceBook and all the apps you use?”

            “Maybe.”

            “Maybe?”

            “I mean no, of course not.”

            “You’re funny.” Chris kissed me on my nose. “I’m glad you’re not addicted. That would be pathetic.”

            “Pathetic,” I agreed. “What kind of person gets addicted to FaceBook anyway?”

FYI - Here’s the latest post being bounced around FaceBook:
On September 31st 2013, FaceBook will start charging you for your account. To avoid this, you must get naked, stand on your dining room table and do the Macarena, all while singing ''I Will Survive''. Then, and only then, will Mark Zuckerberg come down your chimney to tell you that your account will stay free. Pass it on, it must be true because someone on FaceBook I hardly know told me...:) ♥ loveys

            I sure hope this posting isn’t true. I cannot for the life of me remember the steps to the Macarena….

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