They’ve hooked us, they’ve gripped us, now will they charge us?

Signs are starting to arise of the sites that we use most, that became so popular because they were free, starting to introduce charge’s for features. 

Facebook introduced a pay to message service, for messaging celebrities. With users being charged up to $11 for the service.

Youtube is now said to be introducing a charge for its subscription service which will cost $1.99 a month.

These sites have the competitive advantage, they have the patents and copyrights, will they now exploit there positions in the market?

Sources:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/apr/08/facebook-charging-users-celebrities

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/07/business/media/youtube-said-to-be-planning-a-subscription-option.html

 

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