This thread is about Facebook's overall stance on business decisions and policy changes. The reason this is worth a look on the Oculus forum, is because it very much applies to how Oculus VR will operate. The Facebook culture extends to all of its owned entities."We’re not gonna change our policies or approach on anything because of a threat to a small percent of our revenue, or to any percent of our revenue"
Earlier this year, Advertisers threatened to leave Facebook over a dispute.
Keep in mind, Facebook's primary source of revenue comes from Advertisers. So for anyone who thinks that Oculus users threatening to leave Facebook will somehow cause change, take notice! If Facebook doesn't let threats from Advertisers - it's main source of income - deter it from a strategy, then what makes you think they'll listen to a consumer that isn't even part of its main revenue stream?
To be clear, I think this is a privilege any company earns by operating successfully. When you have something that everybody wants and needs, then you no longer have to respond to threats. That's a great freedom to have!
Hundreds of companies around the world have joined a
temporary ad boycott against Facebook Inc., but Chief Executive Mark
Zuckerberg says he’s not worried and has no intention of changing its
“My guess is that all these advertisers will be back on the platform soon enough.”
- Mark Zuckerberg
If hundreds of companies can't bully Facebook in to altering its course, then we can be sure that dozens of consumers will be even less effective when using the same threat tactics.