Facebook Message Fee

By Deane Barker on December 21, 2012

Facebook Test Will Let You Message Strangers for $1: My first instinct was horror, but then I reconsidered.

Facebook is testing a feature that will let select users pay $1 to send messages to people with whom they have no connection on the social network.

This seems reasonable to me.  At $1/message, no one is going to spam, and that’s a decent price point – if someone has paid $1, especially if they’re sending to multiple people at $1/per, then the message must mean something to them, and isn’t a throwaway message.

I support it, and I’m frankly grateful to Facebook for trying it.  It’ll be fascinating to see if it takes hold.



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