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You're not worth $US10 a year to Mark Zuckerberg. That's one of the many factoids revealed in The Social NetworkTM's new Form 10-Q (PDF) filed last Friday. One item of interest is that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided not to investigate Facebook's 2012 float. The Social Network's big day was spoiled …

That's fine as Zuckerberg isn't worth a flying f*ck to me......

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Not so bad news.

The only way that this could be "nasty news for those predicting a PC sales resurgence" is if you are crazy enough to think that people are buying PCs for the sole purpose of using Facebook.

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Re: Not so bad news.

I agree - Facebook is a perfect example something that's bound to be popular on mobile phones: something that people check all day, most easily be done with a phone that they have on them all the time, and more likely to be something to check when you're not at home with plenty of other things to do. Even for people who work in offices, checking on a phone has privacy advantages over using the work computer, even if it's less ideal. And people never seem to type more than two sentences at a time (if they type at all - so much of the status updates are just automated rubbish), so you can get away with no proper keyboard.

I'm not sure anyone predicts some sudden resurgences among laptop/desktop computers anyway (why would there suddenly be), rather that some (myself included) are skeptical that everyone's going to throw them all away to only use mobile phones/tablets. It's rather telling that PC usage is still ahead, despite mobile devices having been mainstream and low cost for years.

(Does my best-selling Asus Transformer Book count as a "PC" or a "mobile device, anyway? It's both.)

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Re: Not so bad news.

I agree - Facebook is a perfect example something that's bound to be popular on mobile phones: something that people check all day, most easily be done with a phone that they have on them all the time, and more likely to be something to check when you're not at home with plenty of other things to do.

Funny, I uninstalled Facebook from my phone earlier.

I've grown tired of the app killing my battery life and the inane status updates from numpties.

You're next Linkedin...

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Meh

Just close your accounts.

And move on.

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Re: Just close your accounts.

Did that ages ago hence helping to improve FB's ARPU. And they never even said thank you.

Ungrateful creeps!

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Re: Just close your accounts.

I still have a couple uses for it, but it's not going on my phone with the permissions they want. If I really need to access it I'll use the website.

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Mixing up numeral dividors

$US1.26bn of the $2,91bn

I'm fairly sure that you mean 1.26 and 2.91 (maybe I'm wrong and you mean 1,26 and 2,91 if you're going all European on us). But not both. Definitely not both. New subeditors required.

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Now if they just charged $10 a year

They could can the 80% of staff who work on ad-slinging, make more gross, and 5x profit.

And have appreciative customers instead of grumpy "product"

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Re: Now if they just charged $10 a year

Would be interesting to know how much users would be willing to pay to use Facebook. Given that Google+ exists, I suspect it wouldn't be very much.

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make it subscription

How about ad-free (for those not in the know) Facebook for $10 per year then?

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If they paid me $10 a year I still wouldn't have a FaceBook account.

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Facebook was designed by students, set up by students, run by students and still has a basically "post what you like, we can't be arsed with this administration and security crap" student-project type mentality.

If you imagine your 12 year old kid being given control of a billion dollar web company then you start have the right attitude when you use it, that is you wouldn't trust your kids to make adult decisions with any of your personal info so don't trust Zuckerberg!

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Anybody with Netflix or the ability to torrent should watch Terms and Conditions May Apply.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2084953/

Near the end, Zuck gets quite pissed off with the documentary makers as they film him in the street near his house.

Sauce for the goose, etc...

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