But The Other Social Networks Are Free Aren’t They?
Take a look at this quote written on PC World Magazine
For many people, Facebook is the first stop in any Web surfing session. It has developed into a highly engaging combination of online bulletin board, personal scrapbook, and group communication network. But did you ever wonder why, being all those things, Facebook is free?
Well, it really isn’t. Facebook offers its service in exchange for the right to capture and collect mountains of demographic and preference data from its users (you mean they didn’t tell you that when you signed up?). That data can be extremely valuable to marketers and advertisers because it is highly detailed and personal.
If you live in the U.S. or Canada, Facebook made $22.82 last year selling your personal information to marketers. Facebook is not the only social network that does this. Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn and Pinterest all do the same thing!
When you take the real value of what you are giving away for free, and combine it with the intrusion on your personal privacy, Christian Faithbook is less costly than using a “free” social network.