You Want To Send a Message To Zuckerberg? It Will Cost You $100
The “Other” inbox is Facebook’s dumping ground for all messages it guesses you won’t want to read urgently. It’s been controversial for some time, as most users are entirely unaware of its existence — and many have been known to discover messages they really wish they’d read at the time, such as job offers.
The $1 pay-to-message test was first announced in December, and was described by the company as a test. It allows anyone to message any other person’s inbox directly for that one-time fee, whether they are friends or not. It was derided by some users as Facebook spam. (However, it is only possible to receive one such message per week.)
Here’s what Facebook had to say in a statement from a spokesperson: “We are testing some extreme price points to see what works to filter spam.”
Can you see a situation in which you’d pay the extreme price point of $100? Let us know in the comments.