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Monday, 14 May 2012

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That Will Cost $5 To Say That!

Facebook has announced that users will be offered two choices when the highly popular social network site begins charging users next month.

As previously announced Facebook will no longer be free to use come the 1st of June and for months Facebook has been debating how to charge users, now, it seems, a decision has been reached.

A Facebook spokesman said that Facebook users will have two options, firstly they can purchase an annual membership fee which will cost $120 (or local currency equivalent) or, users who do not use the site regularly can pay $1 each time they post in what is being described as "Pay As You Post".

Facebook is due to float an IPO shortly and has been trying various ways to increase their revenue generating capacity and to appease shareholders and to increase profits the site announced their intentions to charge users 3 months ago.

Not all Facebook users though are happy about the new charges.
One angry Facebooker said "This is just terrible, Facebook should remain free to use, the fact now they want to charge people is just madness, I for one will be returning to My Space!"

Come the 1st June Facebook has announced it will delete all accounts that do not either subscribe for a year or agree to the new terms and conditions regarding posting.

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