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Friday, February 06, 2009

My question for Mark Zuckerberg: Will Facebook Remain Free?

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Dear Mark Zuckerberg:facebook logo

In five years,you've  accomplished more than most entrepreneurs can boast in a lifetime.
I know I speak for millions of other bloggers and Facebook users when I say your creation revolutionized and enhanced our web use in ways that we could never imagine. From finding old friends to promoting charitable causes with apps and groups, we've all enjoyed the ride on the hottest  social network.
 Since your 2007 deal with Microsoft, you've surpassed your arch rival  Myspace  , yet you're still searching for profitability solutions. I look at your remarkable growth and I can't help but wonder:

How much longer will you continue down this challenging path to profitability before you contemplate a subscription fee?

I realize that the current economic climate is far from ideal, but If investors aren't convinced at this point, what will it take to get their attention?

I'm sure Facebook's exponential growth during the past year has been both a blessing and a curse. You must feel like a dinner host with  extra guests arriving each minute. Sure, you're glad to see more friendly faces, but there's only so much food to go around.

You obviously have one of the sharpest  minds in development, and I know sales might not be your forte, but you've got one of the hottest commodities in the world, and I want to know the excuses investors are giving you for their reluctance.

You can reach me any time.

-Matt O'Hern

By Matt O'Hern at 09:22 AM | Comments (1)

(1) Thoughts on My question for Mark Zuckerberg: Will Facebook Remain Free?

Users like myself (a large majority, I'd wager) will not pay a subscription fee for FaceBook AND be subject to the advertising.

I would pay a modest fee to be free from the ridiculous amount of advertising on FB, however, profiteers probably want both.

The plethora of ads are barely tolerable as it is...a fee atop of that will probably ruin the traffic FB must enjoy.

Comments by Brian Villegas : Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 03:23 PM

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