Yes, If you’re sending a message to a random person on Facebook, they’ll charge you $1 to skip the spam filter and actually have the email delivered into the inbox. But if the recipient has a lot of followers, Facebook will charge you $100.
Facebook says they’re just testing the service to see if they can get away with it.
No, the recipient doesn’t get a penny. The recipient gets the spam and Facebook/Zuckerberg gets the money.
In its first big policy shift since Facebook bought the photo-sharing site, Instagram claims the right to sell users’ photos without payment or notification. Oh, and there’s no way to opt out. To all you “Instagram Artists” – you’re fucked. [please click on headline to read article].
Seems that our friends at Facebook have exercised their muscle and made some changes to the Instagram Terms and Conditions. Back in April, when I told you all about the purchase of Instagram by FB, I made the prophetic comment that “the internet slowly moves to becoming an all knowing and all privacy-invading monopoly”.
If i was wrong about anything, it’s only because I said “slowly”.