Every once in a while, a post on Facebook spreads like wildfire, claiming that the site will soon charge users or that the privacy of your content will be harmed, unless you share a post.
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The only thing that sharing these posts will accomplish is alert your friends and followers to the fact that you don’t do any research before reposting something on social media.
As ridiculous as it all sounds, the fact that these posts spread like wild fire says all there is to say.
Recently, versions of this post have been floating around Facebook:
'Now it’s official! It is published in the media. Facebook has just released his entry price: € 5,99 to keep the subscription gold of your status of life “private”. If you paste this message on your page, it will be offered free (I said paste not share) if not tomorrow, all your posts can become public. Even the messages that have been deleted or the photos not allowed. After all, it does not cost anything for a simple copy and paste. (Just incase)'
This is just one variation of said posts that are supposed to help keep your account safe or whatever.
Additionally, though advertisers may strongly disagree, Facebook has stuck to its principles of making sure the site is financially free for users.
In the previous quarter, Facebook claimed a cool $4.042 billion in revenue.
Facebook can live without our measly $5.99 and doesn't need our money to operate.
Do yourself and those who follow your posts a favor and stop sharing these posts.
To test your privacy settings, or just to learn more about what privacy settings are available to you, look toward the top right corner of your screen.
Look for the little lock and go from there (See gallery for illustrations).
On mobile, go to “More,” then scroll down to tap “Privacy Shortcuts.
Facebook has robust privacy controls, none of which are affected by posting a status update.
See Pulse gallery for relevant illustrations.
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