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Facebook NOT Charging Users

If you’re are a user of Facebook then chances are that you have seen the common rumors floating around lately of Facebook introducing charges to members.  However, Facebook has confirmed that these rumors are NOT true.

If you missed the rumor, it said that Facebook could charge users as much as $10 a month starting today (Monday) and caused a widespread of panic on the social networking site.

Most likely, you as a Facebook user might have seen this set as many people’s status’s starting on Sunday.

“FACEBOOK JUST RELEASED THEIR PRICE GRID FOR MEMBERSHIP,$9.99 PER MONTH FOR GOLD MEMBER SERVICES,$6.99 PER MONTH FOR SILVER MEMBER SERVICES,$3.99 PER MONTH FOR BRONZE MEMBER SERVICES, FREE IF YOU COPY AND PASTE THIS MESSAGE BEFORE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. WHEN YOU SIGN ON TOMORROW MORNING YOU WILL BE PROMPTED FOR PAYMENT INFO.”

By late Sunday, Facebook caught site of the rumor and cleared things up.

“A rumor on the internet caught our attention. We have no plans to charge for Facebook. It’s free and always will be,” read the Facebook post by Facebook.

So if there are ever any rumors out there saying that Facebook will start charging users, make sure to note that they are not true.

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Haters of Facebook Changes Build Up

In a recent survey of over 1,000 people conducted by Sodahead, a social-voting-based site, it has been shown that Facebook users aren’t too happy with the recent changes the social network has made.

According to this survey of 1000 people, about 86% of the social network audience said that they strongly disliked the recent changes Facebook has made.

The most disapproval for the new features came from teens, with a whopping 91 percent of that group saying that Facebook should nix the changes. Seventy-nine percent of young adults said they disapproved of the new changes, although the site does not explicitly lay out who constitutes a young adult.

To narrow down the results even more, it appears that women are more upset about the changes than men.  Eighty-nine percent of women called for scrapping the new Facebook, while only 78 percent of men have said they disapprove of the new features.

Through all of these upset Facebook users, there is a small portion of them that actually enjoy the new changes.  These users, according to the study, tend to be information technology employees, or people who had an income of $100,000 or more per year.

This of course is not the first, nor the last time that Facebook users have been upset about changes to the site.  And like always, over time, users will love the new changes.