Does facebook pay? The words of Mark Zuckerberg suggest the possibility of a premium version for paying users coupled with the classic free version for basic users. If this is confirmed in the future to keep under control your privacy you will have to pay
The most famous social network in the world could be at a turning point: Zuckerberg itself does not exclude a paid version of Facebook for premium users. But at the same time, assures during a hearing before the US Senate, the free version of Facebook will always continue to exist.
“Facebook is free and always will be”, Zuckerberg assures before the commission: gratuity is the soul of the social network that has changed the way people communicate and “stay together”. But an old adage recalls that “there is always free cheese in a mousetrap” and the mice, unfortunately, are us users who give Facebook our data in ways we often do not even know.
What could change after the Cambridge Analytica scandal? Could Facebook combine a premium version for top users with a free version for basic users? Maybe.
In front of the commission of inquiry, Mark Zuckerberg retired his order t-shirt to wear a suit and tie. And he responds without hesitation to Senator Hatch’s dry question: “He said that Facebook would always be free. Is this still his goal? ”
“Yup. There will always be a free version of Facebook. Our mission is to try to connect the whole world and to do this we must provide a service that everyone can afford “.
If the words make sense, we can expect that on the board of the management Facebook there are several options, including a double track: a version of the platform for paying customers that through a subscription can delete advertising and keep privacy under control, and a traditional version that continues to record (and sell) our lifestyle, our habits, our aspirations and our interests to third-party companies.
Warning: on the table at the moment there is still nothing concrete, it is a matter of conjecture derived from the exchanges between the founder of Facebook and the commission of the American Senate that is investigating the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
PAID FACEBOOK: HOW MUCH WOULD IT COST?
But how much could a month of subscription to paid Facebook cost? You can only make projections starting from the fact that Facebook earns $ 7 per user per month in the United States and $ 1.68 per month per user in the rest of the world. Just to go even, we need figures equal to those amounts. Alternatively, you could weigh up: pay less for American users to pay more for users in the rest of the world.