Facebook said in December that it would begin testing out paid messages, allowing users to contact people with whom they have no direct connection in return for a fee. Facebook didn’t say at the time how much it would cost, but the answer turns out to be “a lot.” Mashable discovered on Thursday that sending a message to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg carries a $100 price tag. That’s also what it costs to message Facebook COO Sheryl Sandburg , CFO David Ebersman, and several other Facebook members CNNMoney tried, such as Digg founder Kevin Rose. We checked this afternoon and it appears that the fee has been removed. I wonder if spending $100 would guarantee you a reply from Zuckerberg himself or just someone in his office?
“We are testing some extreme price points to see what works to filter spam,” a Facebook representative said