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


 Jan 11 - Why is Facebook charging $100 for messages?
topic by messy marv stan - 01-11-2013, 01:24 PM - Boxden > BX Daily Bugle - news and headlines


Why is Facebook charging $100 for messages? - The Week







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


 01-11-2013, 02:16 PMaway - #2
Trolling 60 heat pts60

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 01-11-2013, 10:02 PMaway - #3
mainevent4u88 22 heat pts22

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to f!ght spam.

:endthread:
 01-12-2013, 09:15 AMaway - #4
Drumatic50 5 heat pts

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#### facebook
 01-12-2013, 09:52 AMaway - #5
varcitykid 6 heat pts

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Originally Posted by messy marv stan
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?
 01-12-2013, 10:18 AMaway - #6
TiestoFriendly 5 heat pts

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Just another reason why Facebook will be obsolete in a few years.

Myspace the Sequel

that #### is funny as hell tho. $100? Zuckerberg trollin' ni##as.
 01-12-2013, 10:33 AMaway - #7
regularjoe 25 heat pts25

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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.
 01-12-2013, 11:24 AMaway - #8
DanBootleg 93 heat pts93

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I just sent him a message saying "Sup playa." No charge.
 01-12-2013, 11:56 AMaway - #9
Bruce Leeroy 

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Get that money Zuck
 01-12-2013, 12:18 PMaway - #10
wtr1906 30 heat pts30

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Originally Posted by H-o-f-f-a
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 #### is a made up story
 01-12-2013, 12:39 PMaway - #11
messy marv stan 1356 heat pts1356

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the facebook regime will implode in a couple years
all the phony paper wealth that mark zuckerberg has will vanish
 01-12-2013, 12:48 PMaway - #12
Dontess 

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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.
 01-12-2013, 02:42 PMaway - #13
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some cyberstalker will pay the $100 to get his message through.
 01-12-2013, 07:00 PMaway - #14
Sowhat 1 heat pts

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Can't a young man get money anymore
 
 


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