Like lambs being led to slaughter,
We have all been tempted, hooked and even addicted to social media.
You and I are being conditioned into needing these social media websites.
So what will happen when greed overcomes the owners, or board of directors of these sites, like it has happened in the oil industry, we were conditioned, groomed if you will, into becoming complacent about gas prices. They raised the prices and we got used to them, we learned to go without to pay for gas, and they raised prices again and continue to do so.
Lets look at Facebook.
With 800,000,000 plus users and billions a year in revenue from ads and games facebook is the social media king.
Although their home page boasts “it’s free and always will be”
how long before thats not the case anymore ?
Next we have Twitter.
We love to tweet, for whatever reason, and we love to do it in 140 words or less.
What would happen if we suddenly no longer could ?
Twitter has about 250,000,000 users tweeting up the cyber universe everyday
So we can’t have this discussion without talking about Pinterest.
Although the invite only social site is not even close to being one of the biggest social media sites there is.
It is the fastest growing and will probably give facebook and Twitter a serious run for their money.
Ok, now that we are back to talking about money, lets do the math.
facebook + Twitter + Pinterest = a shitload of money if they all started to charge for service.
OK, Ok, a shitload of money although very descriptive does not really tell us how much money it is, so lets say they all started charging a modest five dollars a month per user.
Thats about 5.30 and 1/2 BILLION DOLLARS a month and thats only 3 websites out of the more than 200 social sites that there are.
So what will happen if the social media switch gets turned to the off position for financial gain?
Will we succumb to the greed of these social sites? Of course we will, its an addiction we just will not want to live without.
As for now there is no charge to get our daily, often times hourly, social media fix.
So let’s enjoy facebook, tweet till our fingers fall off, and pin our favorite things on Pinterest until we have to put virtual finger cots on, while we can, while it’s free,
Before The Day The Social Media Switch Gets Turned Off.
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