This post was written by Mirna Bard, a social-media consultant, speaker, author and instructor of social media at the University of California at Irvine.
SmartPulse — our weekly reader poll in SmartBrief on Social Media — tracks feedback from leading marketers about social-media practices and issues.
Last week’s poll question: Would you pay a monthly fee to use a social-networking site?
- I would rather delete my account than pay a service charge — 58.49%
- I would pay only if I was using it for professional/business reasons — 28.30%
- I would need my network to introduce some extra features to make paying the fee worthwhile — 9.97%
- I’d be happy to pay, if the fee was reasonable — 3.23%
Many studies are detailing the rapid growth of social-network use. Is there anything that could bring this trend to a half? If this week’s poll numbers are any indication, social networks imposing a fee might just do the trick. A majority of SmartBrief on Social Media readers say they would rather