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Jan 11 - Why is Facebook charging $100 for messages?

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Alittle digging by Mashable has turned up a strange new initiative from Facebook. While you can already send a message for free to a friend or a friend of a friend the ubiquitous social network is now giving you the option to pay a hefty $100 to send a message directly to a total stranger's inbox. Without ponying up the cash, your message goes to the dreaded "other folder," a.k.a. "Facebook's dumping ground for all messages it guesses you won't want to read urgently," where it will likely be completely overlooked. (By the way, have you checked your "other" folder recently? Do so with caution.)

In December, Facebook announced it would be testing this pay-to-message feature, but for a much lower fee of just $1. Even that was met with mixed reviews. But bloggers discovered the new fee when testing a message to the founder himself, Mark Zuckerberg. And the fee prompt can be replicated with other popular accounts. The fee seems to jump from $1 to $100 when the person you're messaging has a whole bunch of followers, or is a well-known public figure.

In a statement, a Facebook spokesperson says, "We are testing some extreme price points to see what works to filter spam." In other words, the fee is an attempt to discourage people from sending annoying messages to people they don't know. "But, it could also be seen as Facebook letting people pay to spam your inbox," notes Josh Wolford at Web Pro News.

It will be interesting to see how long these fees stay in place, and who, if anyone, actually pays them
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to f!ght spam.

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fu*k facebook
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messy marv stan said:
In a statement, a Facebook spokesperson says, "We are testing some extreme price points to see what works to filter spam."
Riiiiiiight...

this kid's already been the youngest billionaire and instead of thinking of NATURAL ways to cut down spam he decides to charge for it?
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Just another reason why Facebook will be obsolete in a few years.

Myspace the Sequel

that sh*t is funny as hell tho. $100? Zuckerberg trollin' n*ggas.
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There are some things I'd pay $100 to ask Zuckerburg if he legit responded. With the amount of "ballers" on BX, not sure this should be a problem.
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I just sent him a message saying "Sup playa." No charge.
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Get that money Zuck
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H-o-f-f-a said:
I just sent him a message saying "Sup playa." No charge.
I just tried the same thing and there was no charge....either they changed it or this sh*t is a made up story
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the facebook regime will implode in a couple years
all the phony paper wealth that mark zuckerberg has will vanish
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wow facebook is not going anywhere, it's here to stay. There is no phony paper wealth either, I'm not sure you understand why facebook is so valuable.
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some cyberstalker will pay the $100 to get his message through.
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Can't a young man get money anymore
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