You may as well re-title this “Why I like G+”
A couple weeks ago, the news came out that Facebook would begin allowing users to send a message to anyone whether they were “connected” or not. The caveat was that it would cost a dollar. Some uproar and speculation happened, but not much.
Then it was announced that Facebook users could message the Zuckerberg himself! Some general snickering and not much flare in public. Facebook tests $100 charge to message Zuckerberg (USA Today) if you missed it.
Now I swear I read that they were going to do the same with celebrity profiles, but it’s nearly midnight on deadline, and I honestly don’t recall where I saved that one.
One would think that this kind of thing would be an annoyance, but it’s sure ’nuff going down as evidenced by a post from Emmy award winning multi-media journalist, news-anchor Michelle Li on Google Plus, this evening.
Quoted from the public post
1. making my job more difficult
2. making me mad
3. giving this local news gal way too much importance.
This isn’t how it should be! Journalists are supposed to give a voice to the voiceless… and now, FB is going to get $100 from them if they want to message me? Huh? I thought that was just for Zuckerberg.
I don’t know folks, Michelle is right. This isn’t right. People ask me why I use G+ and this is why.
What do you think of Facebook, now? Up next – video ads playing in your stream! It’s gonna get fun!