Facebook promises it's going to stay free, sort of

Maybe it's just inflation-era jitters, but over the past few weeks a rumor has gained traction among web users. The fear was that Facebook, which announced Wednesday that it had reached 200 million registered users, now felt its role in our computing lives secure enough to start charging a membership fee.

Not gonna happen. Sort of. Facebook's CEO, Sheryl Sandberg, gave an interview to Business Week that set the record straight.