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Wah? Facebook Wants You to Pay $100 to Message Zuckerberg

Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

It will cost you a pretty penny to send a Facebook message to Mark Zuckerberg's inbox with the social network's new paid messaging service.

If users are not connected to Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook, they may be charged $100 to send a message to the CEOs inbox instead of having it sent to the 'other' folder in his messages.

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Facebook has been ramping up its efforts to create new revenue streams and one way they are doing this is by offering users more paid services, like its paid messaging system, which is still in testing.

(Read More: Facebook Tests Paid Messages to Your Inbox )

Basically, the service allows users to pay Facebook a fee to send a message directly to the inbox of a person they are not connected with on Facebook. If a user wants to avoid a fee, the message will be sent to the recipient's 'other' folder in their messages.

(Read More: Facebook Wants You to Pay to Promote Personal Posts )

Facebook launched the trial service last month and originally said that it would charge $1 to route messages to strangers' inbox. It's unclear why the social media giant is now charging some people an increased fee of $100 to direct a message to Zuckerberg's inbox.

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