Facebook starts charging wannabe stalkers to message celebrities

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You can still send Snoop Dogg links to streams of your demo tape over Facebook (FB), but it’s going to cost you. The Sunday Times reports that Facebook has started rolling out a program in the United Kingdom that allows Facebook users to send celebrities direct messages if they pay a fee. Facebook says that the charges are intended to help people reduce the number of unwanted messages they receive from people don’t know since paid messages are delivered directly to the user’s inbox at the top of the page while unpaid messages from unknown people are dumped into a less prominent folder. Facebook also says that it’s “testing a number of price points in the U.K. and other countries to establish the optimal fee that signals importance.”

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