This is just ridiculous in my opinion. Facebook testing a way to send messages to ANYONE regardless of security settings for a buck each! From CNET: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57560335-93/facebooks-$1-messages-one-more-way-to-get-your-credit-card/ Facebook, which began the year with a reputation for caring more about its users than about making a buck, is ending the year with the rollout of yet another way to try to squeeze more money from its members. This latest money-making effort comes with a revamp of its popular messaging service -- that part of Facebook through which you can message/e-mail your "friends" and, in fact, those who aren't your friends. What's changing -- and a spokesman describes it to CNET as a "small experiment" -- is that Facebook will start charging some people for messages they want to send to people they're not friends with. The $1 cost seems steep just to shoot someone a message, but no matter. Facebook will surely drop the price if no one uses it. But the bigger point: This latest "test" shows that Facebook, eager to prove to Wall Street that it's building a cash-generating empire, is looking for more ways to add revenue streams not tied to advertising and, importantly, is trying to get more user credit cards on file.