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Facebook Charging $100 To Send Mark Zuckerberg A Message

Submitted by on January 13, 2013 – 12:07 pm3 Comments

Either Facebook is really desperate to monetize, or Mark Zuckerberg is getting really aggressive with Spam in his Inbox. Mashable reports that as of this week, users who want to send a message to the social media CEO through his account have to fork over $100.

Testing “from multiple accounts,” author Chris Taylor found that the fee only applied to those who did not subscribe to Zuckerberg’s feed, though he noted that this could be a coincidence.

Facebook has been testing fees for messaging, but the previous price was a buck. Maybe VIPs will command a higher cost?

You’ll also notice that you can send Zuck a message without paying, but it will go to his “Other” folder. Did you know that all Facebook users have an “Other” folder for messages? That’s right, the site has been filtering user’s messages, to the surprise of many. If you click on the Messages tab on the left of your homepage, you’ll find it there- along with years of messages that Facebook believed were not urgent for you.

What do you think? Would you pay to send a Facebook message? And should the site be filtering your messages automatically?

[Image via Mashable]

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