Reply to post: Re: Users should pay to use Facebook

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Skwosh

Re: Users should pay to use Facebook

This is a hobbyhorse of mine, but since someone else mentioned whatsapp I'll point out again that it is an interesting example of something that was intended to be a very low cost pay-for service (until it was eaten by FB - perhaps because its success was setting a dangerous precedent).

The original 'manifesto' of the whatsapp creators from 2012 is still up, and I think it makes interesting reading:

https://blog.whatsapp.com/245/Why-we-dont-sell-ads

When people ask us why we charge for WhatsApp, we say "Have you considered the alternative?"

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