Re: Mutant 59
> a key enabler of internet abuse [...] is that too much stuff is free
Your solution might work for email, since spam relies on sending spam not costing anything, but it won't prevent the profiling and data slurping. There is no reason to think that if people paid a monthly fee to use Facebook, Facebook wouldn't want to collect all that yummy information anymore. I just can't imagine some high ranking C-grade saying "no, that's way too much profit, our shareholders will complain", can you?
There are actually a lot of examples of companies who collect user profiles despite their product already costing money. I think you vastly underestimate human greed.