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Author Topic: Facebook floating the idea of charging $1 per "prioritized message"  (Read 1796 times)

TaoPhoenix

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Well, the Monetization is picking up steam. Facebook wants to charge a buck to route a message out of "other" into your "inbox". This just means that if spammers will spam, they just need money to do it.

Let's see, looking among the links to post, if I can find an intelligent article...

This one's not bad:
http://gadgets.ndtv....o-non-friends-308165

"Facebook contended that it was making a priority of developing ways to profit from posts shared between friends at the social network.

Facebook sparked a rebellion of Instagram users this week with proposed policy changes intended to improve the ability to make money from the smartphone photo sharing service it bought this year.

Instagram backed off the policy changes in the face of the backlash."

Edit: Fark's summary:
"Facebook: Okay, so we built this absurd mail system that often sends messages to an "other" folder that most people don't even know about. But no worries, we've got a new system where, for $1, users can make sure their mail goes to the right place"

« Last Edit: December 21, 2012, 11:27:16 AM by TaoPhoenix »

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Re: Facebook floating the idea of charging $1 per "prioritized message"
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2012, 12:15:24 PM »
Looks like system similar to Mailing list providers. Only thing is that they are letting strangers to send message to you. It's like bribing your apartments security guard to let salesman knock your door.

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Re: Facebook floating the idea of charging $1 per "prioritized message"
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2012, 10:32:21 PM »
I read something the other day that Verizon might do the same with text messages.
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Re: Facebook floating the idea of charging $1 per "prioritized message"
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2012, 10:14:33 AM »
Without an actual link to something newsworthy (like the privacy policy in the other row), I'm not sure this isn't anything other than something to get people up in arms.  Is there a link to some smoking gun from facebook?

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Re: Facebook floating the idea of charging $1 per "prioritized message"
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 12:37:51 PM »
Without an actual link to something newsworthy (like the privacy policy in the other row), I'm not sure this isn't anything other than something to get people up in arms.  Is there a link to some smoking gun from facebook?

Well, if you mean you would like something directly from Facebook and not (potentially) inflammatory analysis blogs, let's see...

http://newsroom.fb.c...Messaging-and-a-Test
Though it's a little vague on the $1 per message part per se - they dressed it up  bit more in PR language.