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  •  Okay, sure... (0+ / 0-)

    ...but Facebook isn't the "public square", it's private property. (Private property with incredibly high maintenance and upkeep costs, as I mentioned.) Admittance is therefore on the basis that you identify yourself to them so that they know you are a real person for the purpose of their advertising stats.

    Either advertisers pay, in which case Facebook has to be able to distinguish between a 42-year old male interested in automobile purchases and the account of Fluffy The Dog; or you pay up front. And as nobody wants to choose the latter, they are by default choosing the former.

    Visit Lacking All Conviction, your patch of grey on those too-sunny days.

    by eataTREE on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 10:10:13 AM PST

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