Facebook’s Gold Membership

A lot of Facebook users seem to live in perpetual fear that their social networking site will start charging subscription fees. It seems that a scam about Facebook membership fees pops up at least once a week. It happens so frequently that it’s often difficult to tell where when scam ends and the next begins.

Just because the Facebook fee rumor keeps spreading, though, doesn’t mean that sensible people fall for it, or really care that much. There are, after all, plenty of other networking sites that they could choose.

Recently, though, a new take on this rumor took things to a whole new level. Instead of saying that everyone will have to pay a membership fee, this rumor became a little more believable by suggesting that users could retain their free memberships, but that they would have limited access to certain features. Paying members, however, would enjoy the benefits of the Gold Club.

The rumor became so widespread that some Facebook users even started using a fake Gold Membership images as their profile pics. Although this helps spread the rumor, inciting more gullible members, it also became somewhat of a joke for those in the know.

The truth is that there is no Gold Membership for Facebook. As this blog has reported before, Facebook doesn’t have any plans to start charging members. That presumably means that it won’t charge any of its members. After all, it’s one of those rare sites that actually makes money from advertising. Why would they want to jeopardize that?

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~ by facebookhoaxes on September 25, 2011.

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