Facebook: You Can Message Zuck for $100

Site says it's testing 'extreme price points'

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 11, 2013 5:45 AM CST

(Newser) – Hey, Facebook users: Want to get in touch with Mark Zuckerberg himself? Well, you can, but it may cost you $100. Mashable finds that users who try to send the CEO a message may see two options: Send it to his "other" folder—a zone for less important messages—or send it directly to his inbox, and ante up a fee of one Benjamin. It looks like the options pop up only for those who aren't among Zuck's 16 million Facebook followers, Mashable notes. Facebook—which is, of course, on the hunt for revenue—says it's "testing some extreme price points to see what works to filter spam." It last month started testing a $1 fee to message non-friends.

FILE-In this Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, smiles for photographers at the Gorki residencewhile meeting with the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow. Facebook's third-quarter results released Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, inched past Wall Street's expectations, offering evidence that the company is making inroads...
FILE-In this Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, smiles for photographers at the Gorki residencewhile meeting with the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow. Facebook's...   (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, pool)
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