It's Not Like Anyone's Gonna Quit...
February 16, 2012 10:20 AM Subscribe
How much would facebook need to charge per user per month to eliminate ads?
posted by herbplarfegan to Technology (28 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
... or for a one-time fee, I suppose, if that fits into your answer at all.
I think we're all aware that social networking will never go away, and, as you can tell by its uber-ubiquity, most people don't want it to. I've been considering this for a while now-- for youtube, google, yahoo, etc. It's sort of the satellite radio model, Netflix vs. cable TV, and, of course, our beloved MeFi.
I want the damn thing, so let me pay for it and cease the fucking ads giving, and taking, information from me like creepy robot spiders prying my eyes apart.
Same goes for FM radio, and the list never ends. But my question is specifically focused on facebook, and (lest the chat-filter police put barriers up in the street):
I'm interested in looking at it as realistically as possible-- in real, factual, contemporary numbers (taking into account how many users there are on fb; perhaps how that's growing or whatever; how much does fb pull in for ads; &) how would that realistically, if not foreseeably, translate as a monthly charge). thx