If you have something you feel you desperately need to tell Mark Zuckerberg, now might be a good time. For the handsome sum of $US100, you can send a message to Mark’s Facebook inbox without it 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 $US100.00” 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]