This is interesting news. It will refocus Facebook as a social media tool for friends and family to share things, and I suspect ultimately the longer term plan is to make all business pages fee-paying. Individuals can still share websites they have found, and if people like those products so much, then I suppose they’ll have the chance of being added to an email marketing list to keep updated.
If you are a business that primarily relies on Facebook for your sales, then I suppose you will be “happy” paying a fee/ advertising to keep that business going, but if you are a business that doesn’t get sales from Facebook, then I suppose you won’t (?!) mind that fact that you start to be charged, as it doesn’t contribute much to your business so you will just stop using it.
I did think to myself yesterday - what would I do if I couldn’t use FB anymore, and it did spurn me on to do a few things that I have been putting off for ages (contacting shops etc). So although it might mean a change in how I structure my day, maybe it’s not such bad news in the longer term. But who knows?!