Facebook Scaremongers

Facebook again this week has been victim of scaremongering with ridiculous chain-mailesque rumours of Facebook charging for profile or special profile priviledges. They seem to circulate a few times a year.

Whats interesting is facebook has to actually go to the trouble of press releasing to dismiss such rumours.

Whats even more interesting is Facebook seems to be at the mercy sometimes of its own success and viral potential so much so it sometimes struggles to put the flames out.

Facebook has some 350 million users, and an advertisement revenue model which works pretty well with over a billion dollars a year and a majority market share of social network ads.