If you try to send founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg a message on Facebook, Mashable discovered Thursday, the social network may offer to keep the message out of his "Other" Inbox — for a cool $100.
In our tests from multiple accounts, it appeared to be the case that users only get this message if they're not one of Zuck's 16 million followers. That, however, could still be coincidental.
Keen Facebook observers will recognize this as a variant on the $1 pay-to-message plan that the social network has been experimenting with for months. The company indicated at the time that it would be experimenting with other prices, so it's possible we're starting to see the fruits of that.
Now Facebook certainly is looking for ways to boost revenue but this one does not seem like its a smart one. Why get the haters riled up ? Why give the image that the CEO of a publicly traded company wants to be paid to receive a message.
Who in domaining could get paid by the message ? Is their anyone you would pay to chat with ? I think it would have to be more than just a message in a small niche like domaining. $20 for a 20 minute call.
Maybe Rick Schwartz or Mike Mann should get a 1 900 Number.