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Private and AdFree mode - Paid accounts in FaceBook ?

Andy Jack
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I was thinking of asking FB people about how they plan to address the concerns of privacy that always come up from time to time. But, I suspect that none of them would answer questions like that.
Would you pay a "small" fee to get rid of ads and make privacy even better for your FB account ? They could experiment with this and see where it goes.



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chris webster
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Based on their history, I'd say if you're concerned about privacy you should probably leave FaceBook altogether.


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Ulf Dittmer
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If you want privacy, join Myspace.


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Bear Bibeault
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FaceBook's entire business model is about infringing into privacy as much as possible. They are unlikely to suddenly develop a conscience.

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Paul Clapham
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I'm not sure how not having to look at ads would improve your privacy, anyway. The ads are just a symptom of your lack of privacy, not a cause of it.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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No. I dont' keep information in Facebook that I want private. In face most of my Facebook content is posts from twitter.


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Pat Farrell
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The traditional view is that if you are not paying for it, you are the product. This is the case with "free" TV in the US, the consumer doesn't pay, they are the product that the advertisers buy.

In the case of FaceBook, I am not sure that paying FaceBook will make you less of the product.
chris webster
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Pat Farrell wrote:I am not sure that paying FaceBook will make you less of the product.

No, but it will make you more of a mug.
 
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