A couple of weeks ago it was mentioned here that in order for Facebook to become the world’s first trillion dollar company it had to nail the privacy issue. Well, my fact-checker has determined that with the world’s largest company, Royal Dutch Petroleum (Forbes 2009) worth less than half a trillion dollars and only 6.8 billion people on the planet, the trillion dollar company thing is a pretty far reach.
Bah, fact-checker. If Facebook can get everyone on the planet to fork over $147 U.S. they can do it. One way to get to this number is to offer Facebook users an opt-in paid for account that is completely private. No ads for tracking. No sale of collected personal data. No cookies. Like Ocean Beach, NY back in the day – the proverbial land of “no.”
For $147.00 a year, Facebook actually might start themselves on the road to a trillion. Every journey begins with one schlep. Or was that step? Peace.