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Would You Fork Over a Buck for Facebook?

Social networking site "burning through millions": CNET



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    Are you high?

    That's what FamousDC asked after CNET came out with their "Would you pay $1 a month for Facebook?" article today.

    See, Facebook is going through that whole Internet age-young dilemma: how can you show you can make money on the web?  Also known as: Show. Me. The. Money.  (Thank you, Cuba Gooding, Jr./Jerry Maguire.)

    CNET's not-so-original suggestion: Facebook could charge a nominal monthly fee.  This fee would allegedly help the social networking site stave off the millions of dollars it's burning through.   

    Are you serious?

    We like FamousDC's idea: "Instead of charging $1 a month to people who actually use the service for all the right reasons, Facebook should consider charging people who abuse the system."  Their list of misdemeanors includes:

    • over-frienders (those who add friends at random just to have more friends)
    • people who take quizzes (you know who you are)
    • misleading profile pictures
    • pokers
    • inapproriate Facebooking: "If you Facebook on the day of your wedding, from the bedroom, at the gym or while you’re doing work on the John, you will be charged a minimum of a dollar."

    If all else fails, delete your FB account and join Twitter.