I’m posting this New York Times article about Facebook because it takes more of an in-depth look at why the service exists.
I’m sure some would respond, “to allow people to communicate with each other”, but is that really the answer?
For me, the most telling statistic is in the first paragraph; 100 million members as of August, 2008 and now the 200 millionth member is imminent. That’s some exponential growth!
Yet, none of them pays a dime.