Message says that Facebook will cost money unless you forward it
Various Facebook messages warn you that Facebook use will cost money unless you copy and paste a message to your Facebook friends. The messages usually want you to do something like send the string to 18 different friends from your list so that Facebook will be free.
Here’s an example of a Facebook message that is forwarded by users to their friends:
I’LL BE DELETING FACEBOOK! !! Hi I’m Mark Zuckerberg The Director of facebook.
Hello everyone, it seems that all the warnings were real, facebook use will cost money
If you send this string to 18 different from your list, your icon will be blue and it will be free for you.
If you do not believe me tomorrow at 6 pm that facebook will be closed and to open it you will have to pay, this is all by law.
This message is to inform all our users, that our servers have recently been very congested, so we are asking for your help to solve this problem. We require that our active users forward this message to each of the people in your contact list in order to confirm our active facebook users if you do not send this message to all your facebook contacts then your account will remain inactive with the consequence of Lose all your cont the transmission of this message. Your SmartPhone will be updated within the next 24 hours, will have a new design and a new color for the chat. Dear Facebook users, we are going to do an update for facebook from 23:00 p.m. until 05:00 a.m. on this day. If you do not send this to all your contacts the update will be canceled and you will not have the possibility to chat with your facebook messages
Will go to pay rate unless you are a frequent user. If you have at least 10 contacts
Send this sms and the logo will turn red to indicate that you are a user
Confirmed … We finish it for free Tomorrow they start to collect the messages for facebook at 0.37 cents Forward this message to more than 9 people of your contacts and it will be free of life for you to watch and it will turn green the ball of above do it and you will see.to 9 of you
This particular message makes a lot of claims. For example, it says that Facebook messages will begin to cost 0.37 cents unless you forward the message to more than 9 people in your contacts.
However, there’s nothing to worry about. The messages are just pranks and attempts to cause confusion for social media users. Facebook is free to use and there are no plans to charge people for the service in the future. In fact, if you visit Facebook.com you will notice that the page says “It’s free and always will be” when you sign up. Furthermore, the message we shared as an example claims that if you send the message to 18 people your icon will be blue and free for you to use but the Facebook icon (favicon) is already blue.
Facebook is free to use because the company makes more money charging advertisers than it would by charging users to use their service. Other forms of media such as television and radio operate the same way Facebook does. They offer free entertainment to an audience in order to leverage the audience for advertising and marketing purposes.
- Facebook appeals to advertisers because of how many active users are on the site.
- Facebook is projected to lose over 90% of users if they charge for the service.
In Facebook’s case, they have a very large audience with over 900 million active users. If Facebook did not have so many actively engaged users, advertisers would have little incentive to spend money so much money to market on the social network. Most studies indicate that if Facebook began charging users they would lose over 90% of its users which in turn would drastically affect how much money advertisers would be willing to spend. If Facebook had a smaller user base advertisers would not be as interested in the website and costs for advertising on the site would decline.
In conclusion, Facebook will always be free and if you come across a message or post that claims Facebook will start charging users to use their website, make sure to let the person know that they are sharing false information.