Zuckerberg Adapting His 5 Million+ Facebook Fans into Subscribers

A single new feature has helped Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to have over 5 million subscribers within a matter of hours.

It’s been hardly two days when Facebook announced the Subscribe button and it seems to have a really big role to play – for instance, you can use this button to follow anyone’s public updates, irrespective of the fact whether that user is your Facebook friend or not. Technically speaking, this model (one-way subscription) is pretty similar to follow somebody on Twitter or even adding on Google+ Circle.

Majority of users showing concern over the privacy ramifications of this feature, while a good number of users on the other hand receiving it warmly to subscribe important persons, such as Mark Zuckerberg. The Facebook co-founder Zuckerberg is receiving subscribers at a swift rate.

As soon as the Subscribe button appeared on the page, the number of subscribers acquired by Zukerberg gas exceeded 5 million and there seems no stopping. The numbers of subscribers are growing at breakneck pace that may have caused problems to algorithm of site to show accurate figures for sure.

It is quite justifiable that 5 million people didn’t suddenly make a decision overnight to subscribe the Zuckerberg’s feed. There is something else that needs to be cleared here. In fact, he transmuted his fans from old Facebook Page (http://facebook.com/markzuckerberg) to subscribers of his personal page (http://facebook.com/zuck). Having a look at the cached version of Zuckerberg fan page will clear the whole scenario that displayed the 5,203,153 fans similar to the numbers of subscribers he has now.

This trend will continue as more and more people begin subscribing to his feed as well as Facebook converts the remaining fans to his personal page. Besides all these, Facebook has also started transforming the fan pages into subscribers and there are reports that do-it-yourself conversion tool will soon be introduced.

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