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Would you pay for social media?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by BlueBellThunder, Aug 5, 2021.

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Would you pay for $1 a month social media access

This poll will close on Feb 21, 2022 at 1:30 PM.
  1. Yes

    7.0%
  2. No

    93.0%
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  1. Sfgiants13

    Sfgiants13 VIP Whale

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    God no. Social media is just toxic. It’s just baffling some of the things I see on there.
     
  2. donfairplay

    donfairplay High-Roller

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    "If something is free, you're not the customer; you're the product."

    People want to participate on the web (see also: this message board) and interact with their friends, so why not offer that? Otherwise it would be all shouted down from above like network TV or cable TV, or newspapers without a comments section.

    The ads by Google or Facebook that dominate the market are not some Faustian bargain - we don't have to click them.
     
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  3. Chuck2009x

    Chuck2009x VIP Whale

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    Unless you are trying to sell something, why would you go to the trouble of using social media when 99% of it consists of people posting these 3 files. You can just open one of them up every couple of hours and be all caught up with what's going on.

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  4. ffejry

    ffejry #1 Bears Fan

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    Does Only Fans count?
     
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  5. Timothy

    Timothy High-Roller

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    I might. In a way, I already do. I pay for YouTube premium to get rid of the adds and also to be able to play YouTube on the background (especially when I’m in the car that’s quite handy).
     
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  6. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

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    No! It would be the perfect excuse for me to dump FB completely. I've taken it off my bookmarks bar and now maybe check it once a week. Dumping it would be better. I signed up thinking it was good to see what my nieces & nephews were up to, but I've come to realize their interests and mine don't overlap.
     
  7. hammie

    hammie VIP Whale

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  8. mdee

    mdee VIP Whale

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    If this site is considered social media then its the only one I use.
    None of that TWIT FB CRAP for me.
     
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  9. Joeman

    Joeman Tourist

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    My vote is: "[Insert (in)appropriate colorful language here], No!"

    Throw me in with the "I only use FB for MyVegas." crowd. I only play MV because I can get free stuff. If I had to start paying for it, that would defeat the whole purpose.

    ETA: What is this "twitter" you speak of? :poke:
     
  10. vegasvstr

    vegasvstr VIP Whale

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    I'd contribute to get rid of some of them. (not LVMB)
    Those and mobile phones have destroyed a lot of civility. (and no I'm not that old)
     
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  11. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

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    {f-bomb} no! Next question please.
     
  12. STPFan

    STPFan High-Roller

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    I'd be glad to pay if I was granted the option to control how all my data is collected and used.
     
  13. Sfgiants13

    Sfgiants13 VIP Whale

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    Not going to lie I miss the MySpace days. It was much more tame back then. Now your average idiot has a platform to spew their garbage.
     
  14. HoyaHeel

    HoyaHeel Grammar Police & Admin

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    Eh, people were still assholes back in the Usenet days - there just weren't that many of us ;-)
     
  15. gr8whitenorth

    gr8whitenorth VIP Whale

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    Like most here, NO. I use FB rarely now. I don't have any other social media accounts. I'm not especially against them it's more that I work in IT and I spend very little time near electronic devices when I am not getting paid to do do (apart from VMB). As for paying for it, given that we are the product it is illogical to pay for it.
     
  16. oghuman

    oghuman VIP Whale

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    I don't use FB or Twitter now. This and a couple other VEGAS Sites are as close as I get to unsocial media. So NO.
     
  17. mgvegas

    mgvegas Tourist

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    I voted yes but see I'm in the extreme minority :oops:
    Two reasons:

    1. I love Twitter and save lots of info, memes, funny videos, etc. to my bookmarks. Unfortunately there's no easy way to organize those bookmarks. Twitter Blue (their new paid service) allows you to create folders to manage the bookmarks. It's only available in Canada and Australia right now, but if the price is right when it launches in the US, that feature might be valuable enough for me to pay.

    2. I could see myself paying for social media along the lines of Facebook or Instagram IF it guaranteed I wouldn't be tracked and served creepy interest-based ads. That's a big if; I can't see any new competitors being successful enough to draw people away from Facebook/IG. I doubt FB would give up its data gathering operation for a membership fee, and even if they did, I wouldn't take them at their word.
     
  18. SMG

    SMG VIP Whale

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    I use social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), but I won't pay to use them. I've found FB to be good for keeping in touch with friends and colleagues who are scattered all over the US and abroad, as well as for MyVegas. FB also has a number of users groups related to some of my hobbies which are pretty good. I started using Instagram when I got into 360 photography, since there are a lot others on Instagram (pros and amateurs) with similar interests. As for Twitter, it can be as toxic as you're willing to make it, but I block any and all toxic followers so my followers list tends to be sparse compared to some who have thousands and thousands of followers. LOL
     
  19. BlueBellThunder

    BlueBellThunder VIP Whale

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    No sir, Only Fans has never been a free site. Sure you can set up a free account, but anything worth anything is extra.
     
  20. journaljim

    journaljim Low-Roller

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    There's a Donate button on the main screen btw :trophy:
     
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