But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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Facebook is looking to make some changes.
After its IPO lost millions, it looks like the social network is looking for a different revenue stream — you!
Facebook is trying out a new system in a small market that will allow users to message people they aren't friends with for a nominal fee. Insiders say they're starting at one dollar and going from there.
Previously, you could choose privacy settings that kept you completely unavailable to unwanted strangers, but not anymore.
Facebook believes the fee will keep your inbox from filling up with spam. They're saving that for the ad space on the right, and there's also a limit on how many messages an individual user can receive.
Only time will tell if the practice will go global. If so, get ready to see some messages you weren't expecting and shell out some shekels to expand your circle of friends.
"Poking" users you don't know is still illegal in 49 states. Watch your backs, Idahoans! LOLz!
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