Why Zuck is right in thinking that we won’t pay for an Ad-Free Facebook?

What is the minimum that needs to be paid for an “Ad-Free” Facebook? $10, $5 or $1? If Facebook is a media company,  the closest paid media service is Netflix. The minimum subscription for Netflix is $8 per month. So, would you pay $8 per month for Facebook? That’s about how much you would have to pay for using ad-free, no data harvesting policy Facebook. Are we really willing to pay for an “Ad-Free” Facebook? Read more to find out….

I Got Your Attention- But it is worth less than a 10th of a cent (as per Facebook)

There is fight for attention, but attention itself is cheap. Now if this article has reached you, Facebook deigned that it could be of your interest. Facebook gave me an offer to promote my blog post for USD 3 to reach 5400 people. But I could have force fed it to you for just 4 Indian Paise(less than a 10th of a cent). All of us are economic agents for Facebook and Google. Even when you are idling in office (on internet), you are making money for someone, if not for your boss/employer. And this part-time wealth creation venture of yours is what enables you to read for such fantastic content that are you are about to read now. Read more…

Ad-Blocking – Is it an Internet Apocalypse in making?

Ads have well-deserved reputation for annoying users and I bet all of us would approve of an ad-free internet. Ad-Blocking feature is already available Safari and Firefox browsers. Is Google Chrome coming up with such a feature too? If yes, will it impact its advertising revenues?
When you allow ads to be shown next to the free content that we consume, you are in-effect “paying” to access the content. So is Ad-Blocking equivalent to stealing? We instinctively believe that information is meant to be free. Read two sides to this Ad-Blocking argument in this blog post…