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.