Is Facebook charging $100 to users who want to send a personal message to the network's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg? According to Mashable
, it was discovered that Facebook is offering to keep messages sent to Zuckerberg out of his "other" Inbox for "a cool $100".
Facebook is already floating
the idea of $1 pay-to-message plan, noting the price may be flexible, as it tests
this new idea. Many messages end up in Facebook's "Other" inbox, a place that many users are unfamiliar with and never check.
Digital Journal reported on the $1 per message initiative to non-friends
in Dec. 2012.
Currently, the social network giant is "testing" different price ranges with a select number of Facebook users and has, seemingly, put a hefty price on its CEO.
However, at this point, it seems to be an initiative directed at controlling Facebook spam, according to the company. According to the Wall Street Journal
, Facebook said this is a method for reducing spam Facebook users receive.
“We are testing some extreme price points to see what works to filter spam,” a Facebook spokesperson told both Mashable and the Wall Street Journal.
Speculations are that the company may be exploring what people are willing to pay to message, say a celebrity, a potential employer, or even Mark Zuckerberg, to ensure the message goes directly into the primary Facebook inbox.
Is Zuckerberg, or anyone else on Facebook, worth paying $100 to ensure they get a direct private message? What do you think?