The money question: How much would you pay for a private Facebook?

If you thought your information was private, I have a bridge to sell you.

In yesterday’s Today Show interview with Savannah Guthrie, Savannah asked FB #2 Sheryl Sandberg what it would take to give folks the option of a fully private Facebook.

Sheryl said, “Well, that would be a fee-based option.”


So, how much would you pay for that? That’s the money question.

If your answer is ‘very little’, that demonstrates how little you value your privacy and you don’t have much room to complain about Facebook using your data, as every other ad-based company does, to target messages to you.

BTW, I thought it would have been funny if Sandberg had pointed out Guthrie’s hypocrisy, as The Today Show is also for-profit program that makes its money selling ads and uses as good of data as it can get its hands to attract advertisers and target their messages to its audience — exactly what Facebook does.

I wouldn’t be surprised if The Today Show or NBC also spends a fair amount on Facebook ads that use your information to better target its ad messages.



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