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Facebook Experiments With Celebrity Messaging Charges In the UK of Up To 11 each

   
5:04 pm on Apr 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Facebook has started charging UK users up to 11 to send messages to celebrities and other people outside their circle of friends.

It has just launched a test scheme in the UK with fees ranging from as much as 10.68 to contact a celebrity such as Olympic swimmer Tom Daley.

It costs a standard 71p to contact less well-known figures, such as BBC's Robert Peston or Prince Harry's girlfriend Cressida Bonas, who do not have an official army of fans or followers.

Facebook confirmed the experiment but said it did not know yet whether it would be implemented across the social network.Facebook Experiments With Celebrity Messaging Charges In the UK of Up To 11 each [guardian.co.uk]


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5:17 pm on Apr 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Ew.
7:08 am on Apr 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

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This is where the haves and have nots get start being separated again.

The internet has always been the great equalizer because all domains and email addresses are created equally and everyone has an equal shot at doing anything.

For instance I was sitting there watching the morning news and the local guy said something hysterically stupid and I jumped online and started a brief interaction with the guy between his segments on the morning news, mocked him just a little, congratulated him for a fine job of back-peddling, both had fun the end but I sure as heck wasn't going to pay to do it.

Once you start differentiating between celebrities and everyone else it all starts to go south.

What need, Facebook and Twitter will charge you to follow celebrities?