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Facebook tests $100 fee to message Zuckerberg

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 12:37 p.m. HST, Jan 11, 2013

NEW YORK » Would you pay $100 to message Mark Zuckerberg? Facebook says it's testing some "extreme price points" to let users pay to have their messages seen by people who are not their friends.

The tech blog Mashable reported early today that some users trying to message Zuckerberg are offered the option to pay $100 to ensure that their missive reaches the Facebook CEO's inbox. Without paying, the message would likely end up in Zuckerberg's "other" message folder, an oft-overlooked purgatory between the spam folder and the inbox.

Facebook says it's testing the "extreme" prices to "see what works to filter spam. The company is also testing a service that lets people pay $1 per message to route communications to non-friends' inboxes.

Zuckerberg has more than 16 million followers on the site.

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loquaciousone wrote:
Greed has no boundaries.
on January 11,2013 | 12:51PM
hanoz808 wrote:
i can talk to my friends for free in person
on January 11,2013 | 01:00PM
loquaciousone wrote:
On the bus I can talk to anybody who not my friend for free.
on January 11,2013 | 01:01PM
dpinsacto wrote:
How do you get on the buss without paying?
on January 11,2013 | 04:13PM
iwanaknow wrote:
Easy money for Mark?
on January 11,2013 | 01:22PM
iwanaknow wrote:
What goes mark mark? Answer: a hare lip dog.
on January 11,2013 | 01:23PM
cojef wrote:
Any way to make a buck. If you can afford to pay $100 more power to you. Personally, do not give doodle-poop about Facebook. Receive numerous emails from Facebook, using my oriental friends names to entice me to register with them. There isn't a day goes by without this annoying message. They have even used my son's name. Not willing to give away my privacy for their use. The mere fact that they are using my friends name to induce me to register is very arrogant of Facebook.
on January 11,2013 | 03:28PM
honopic wrote:
"oriental friends" cojef? What century are you living in?
on January 12,2013 | 06:32AM
IndiaCafe wrote:
Wish I could charge $100 for each spam sent to me. Id be as rich as mark.
on January 12,2013 | 07:56AM
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