blakamin:mattwnz:blakamin: How exactly does facebook make money in NZ? It's not like they're selling you anything.
Advertising, NZ businesses pay facebook to put adverts on their website. Not sre if businesses claim back the GST, probably not. I don't think facebook ads are particularly effective though, I know a business that spent a lot on it, and didn't get any business from it at all.
I would be all for Labour banning facebook, I can't stand the site myself and it is very much like the wild west. But I think it doesn't have that long to live, as kids are moving away from it since older people started joining, and using things like snapchat and twitter.
Ah, I'm sure there's plenty of other advertising companies that don't pay tax in NZ either.
I don't use it at all. I used to have a page for reading things that required login, but I deleted it... If it's important, it's not on facebook.