Facebook unveiled a new look causing a big buzz in the the social networking universe. For haters, it opened the virtual door for yet another hoax about Facebook charging for their service. Facebook assures they are free and will continue to be.
Wall posts and status updates were lighting up with the announcement that the social network will soon start charging its users due to the latest profile changes.
Here’s how the message looks:
IT IS OFFICIAL. IT WAS EVEN ON THE NEWS. FACEBOOK WILL START CHARGING. DUE TO THE PROFILE CHANGES. IF YOU COPY THIS ON YOUR WALL YOUR ICON WILL TURN BLUE AND FACEBOOK WILL BE FREE FOR YOU. PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ON, IF NOT YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DELETED IF YOU DO NOT PAY
If you get this message, ignore it and delete it. There is no curse for erasing it, but if you re-post it you run the risk of looking foolish.
Many scams have claimed Facebook will ask you to pay in one form or another, but they’re all bogus. Facebook reminds its users on the website’s main login page, “It’s free and always will be.”
Facebook makes a lot of money from the ads viewed and clicked by its 800 million active users. In fact, the social networking giant is expected to make $4.27 billion in revenue this year, 89 percent of which will come from advertising.
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