Facebook Lets You Send Messages to Strangers

Erik Sass

It would appear that one of the early dreams of social media -- making it possible to meet anyone, virtually, online -- is dead. Or more precisely, the dream is still alive; it will just cost you a buck.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook has begun testing a system that allows members to send messages to people they don’t know (i.e., people not include in their immediate social network) for $1. The payment allows the user to send the message to a stranger’s personal Inbox, rather than having it...

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