VCs do not expect users to pay for Facebook and Twitter

Beijing on April 30th news, according to foreign media reports, the joint venture investment company (Union square Square Ventures) the venturecapitalist Fred – Wilson (Fred Wilson), known as Twitter, Foursquare and Kickstarter investment companies, he can use the platform to make money for the Internet Co always have their own ideas. He recently bluntly, expect users to pay Facebook and Twitter idea is absurd.

held in New York in the British "Guardian" of the annual Technology Summit (Activate Conference) group discussions, Werwilson said, most Internet companies relying on advertising business will be able to feed themselves, if they require the user to pay, it is unbelievable. Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are created entirely by the user. "It’s ridiculous to expect users to pay, because users are people who create value." Wilson said.

also mentioned that his son is an avid Facebook user. On one occasion, he asked his son if he would continue to use the social networking site if it started charging. As a result, Wilson’s son told him that he would "leave in a minute".

when it comes to how users are free to provide content and services to the site, Wilson claimed that the site’s advertising revenue potential, enough to maintain their business. "I object to the fact that it is impossible for all problems to be solved by advertising revenue." Wilson said, "television and radio are ‘free’, they are supported by advertising revenue." However, Wilson’s view was also questioned by other people in the group, who pointed out that cable TV users actually pay to watch tv.

Wilson by Google co-founder Larry – Paige (Larry Page) and Sergei brin (Sergey Brin) as an example, that entrepreneurs should strive to defend the company culture in listed companies. In Google listed on the eve of the page and Brin wrote an open letter to potential investors, remind them that "Google is not a general company, but we do not intend to make our company become the general company." As Stephen – Levi (Steven Levy) in his new book, "into the Plex: how Google thinks, and change our life" (In the Plex) wrote, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had requested page and Brin modify or delete them in the "manual" on the declaration of shareholders: let the company "to the world have greater positive effect" and "make the world a better place to wait. But page and Brin firmly rejected.

Wilson explained, "they’re right." He notes that many companies have lost their own culture after they have been listed

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