The “Other” folder in the inbox of Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is probably not the most efficient place to be for Facebook users who want to reach him via messages on the social network. The good news is that there may be a way to avoid being banished to the Other folder. The bad news: It’ll cost you — $100, to be exact.
Chris Taylor of Mashable discovered that the option to bypass the Other folder and send messages directly into Zuckerberg’s inbox was being offered to some Facebook users — none of whom followed Zuckerberg — for $100.
Facebook announced last month that it began filtering messages so that only communications from friends reached users’ inboxes, and that it was testing the concept of users paying to send messages to other users they were not friends with.
Most of the tests seen since the December announcement were for $1: It costs big bucks to reach the big boss.
Facebook issued the following response to Mashable:
We are testing some extreme price points to see what works to filter spam.
Readers: Would you pay $100 to increase the chances of Zuckerberg or someone else seeing your messages?
Screen grab courtesy of Mashable. $100 bill image courtesy of Shutterstock.