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Facebook To Cash In On Celebrity Face-Stalkers With Paid Messaging

Written by Mike Hohnen on April 9, 2013

Just when you thought the company already too closely resembled that of the Imperial forces from Star Wars, it’s been revealed that they are probably even more evil – Facebook will now be charging us real-life money to contact celebrities via the social medium. It’s almost like no amount of money will ever keep Zuckerberg happy.

According to The Guardian, trials are being held throughout the UK to see how this vibes with the already bombarded demographic. Prices seem to vary depending on the celebrity’s relevance and street cred, costing anything from a few P to upwards of £11.

As for when or if it will catch on, a spokesperson told The Guardian, “There is no set timescale. It depends on what happens, what feedback we get as to whether it is rolled out nationally.”

Which means it would only be a matter of time before it was introduced here. And as much as this writer is completely happy in his totally reciprocated online relationship with Taylor Swift, he’s probably going to have to end it because of this. It’s not going to be easy.

The plus side the new scheme/scam is that, should you choose to pay, your message will go directly to their inbox, rather than their “Other” folder, the content of which tends to sit there collecting dust.

Still, the decision has been met with stern disapproval, fuelled further by the fact that The Zuck now charges $100 just to chat, which just seems…kinda douchy.

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