Spamalittle: How Facebook’s Plan to Charge $100 to Message Mark Zuckerberg Could Change Email Forever

Ever wonder why you don’t get a lot of spam in your Facebook inbox? It’s because the site quietly routs messages from people you aren’t friends with into a separate folder, cryptically labeled “Other.” That works really well when it comes to sparing you from unwanted mail. And it’s obviously important to Facebook, which crushed MySpace partly because the latter was strewn with spam. But as Elizabeth Weingarten explained in 2011, Facebook’s filter sometimes works a little too well, shielding you from messages you would have actually really liked to see

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