Daily Archives: September 26, 2011

One last view of the Facebook flap…

Any questions?

Quote of the Day… from Silicon Valley

“Mr. President. I don’t have a job, but that is because I have been lucky enough to live in Silicon Valley for a while and work for a small startup company down the street who did quite well. So, I am unemployed by choice. My question is — would you please raise my taxes?”

– Man at the Town meeting Obama held today with Linked In (later identified as Doug Edwards, former director of communications and marketing at Google.)

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and

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sIf you think Facebook is going to start charging for membership…

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… think again. It’s not the first time a viral rumor has spread that Facebook, with over 4 Billion bucks a year in ad revenue, is going to start charging membership fees.

Here’s a quick quote from the International Business Times:

“The ongoing rumor continues to resurface every so often, regardless of the fact that Facebook has a message on its homepage reading, “It’s free and always will be,” when prompting its 800 million users to log in.

“The chain message stating Facebook will charge a fee is proven to be just a hoax, as Facebook’s advertising revenue is expected to reach $4.27 billion in 2011, according to ZDNet.”

So: 1.) rest assured that you are not about to be charged to share meaningless stuff with your buddies, and 2.) don’t let the hoaxers use you to copy and distribute their phony Facebook notice.