If you have something you feel you desperately need to tell Mark Zuckerberg, now might be a real good time. For the handsome sum of £65, you can send a message to Mark’s Facebook inbox, without being automatically sent to spam. How nice.
Mashable reports that Facebook is actually trialling a new spam filtering technique: charging extreme sums to send messages to non-friends, in order to put people off. Users who aren’t friends with Zuckerberg have, apparently, been noticing “Send to Inbox for £65″ text on his page. He is, apparently, the test-bed for the exercise.
Will it work? Almost certainly. Is it actually a sensible way to approach the problem of spam? That remains to be decided. [Mashable]
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