Unorthodox Revenue Stream

Careeningly wildly through the Web, as I am wont to do, I came across the following:  Why Facebook Subscribers Stopped Seeing Updates.

I have never understood why entities like Facebook are so sought after, as it didn’t seem to me that they have any real function or way to produce value or revenue for the owners.  Now we’re starting to see how it can be made profitable:  condition people to be accustomed to using a site, then find ways to charge for said use.  And not necessarily charging the viewers, either.  Much as with credit cards, the average person wouldn’t pay for the service, so you charge the entities that the average person patronizes through the service.  A different kind of user.

I wonder who else is paying Facebook so that they can continue to connect with people through it.

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