I'm ready to pay for Facebook #31days
My dad sent me this article while I was at the conference: Facebook is taking away yet still another privacy feature, the ability to hide your profile from search. I don't mind this one, but I'd be willing to pay for other features, most of them privacy-related. I'd pay $5/month for a Facebook that treated me like a person instead of a consumer.
Though I would miss some of the ads. I get these beautiful photo ads (likely because Facebook knows I listen to gospel) that say, "Meet Faithful Black Men." Yes, it's worded precisely that way. Of course, on the day I want to show you, it's not there, so sorry, no screenshot. Just know this: it's like Old Spice up in my sidebar every day.
But I would give that up for the ability to choose more precisely who sees what. If even a fraction of Facebook's billion+ users opted for a paid version, the company could actually be solvent. And I wouldn't have to cringe every time the EULA gets updated. Of course, the information they're gathering is far more valuable than my suggested $5, so nothing will change. Except the rotation of stock photos in my sidebar, and for now that's okay. .
Would you pay for an upgraded Facebook experience? What features would you need to see?.
10/19/2013 05:45:29 am
I'd pay for the privacy feature probably, but I think the privacy horse is not only out of the barn but over river, through the woods, and long gone. Our only hope for any degree of privacy is that the very lack of privacy is so pervasive that the amount of data out there makes it very difficult to find or use for most people.
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