A Clarification on My Inc. Facebook Post

Facebook could solve some of its business problems with one simple solution: Charge users.

My Inc. post yesterday suggested that Facebook implement a Freemium model seems to have caused a bit of a maelstrom. I tried to make it clear in the article that I was advocating a “Facebook Plus”/Freemium option. That is, those who want to pay for a premium (read: ad-free) experience could so so while non-payers could continue to use the service.

To me, this is hardly heresy. I can name 100 sites or apps that operate under this model. Pandora might be the most popular. Just about every app on my iPhone offers a free version.

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