isthisfacetiousenough says: Regarding the Facebook thing... This seems wrong? I am not one of his followers, and after I saw that news article I had to see for myself. I composed a message, but I did not have a message screen that looked like that. I did not hit send, as I did not want to chance spamming Mark Zuckerberg with my test message. Also, I haven't been charged $1.00 to send messages to people I'm not friends with. Could this just be for certain types of accounts to stop businesses from spamming strangers?
» SFB says: This is a testing-phase thing that they’ve been rolling out for weeks. (Quote from FB’s staff: “We are testing some extreme price points to see what works to filter spam.”) The Mashable story just shows an example of the situation seen in the wild. With billions of people on Facebook, it’s likely that, if you’re not seeing it, it hasn’t rolled out to you yet. And regarding your last question: That’s exactly what it is. Basically, this allows strangers to contact people and not have the messages fall into the “other” inbox where spammy stuff goes. If they pay a dollar, it shows up next to messages from close friends. — Ernie @ SFB