Interesting Fact - Facebook

Facebook is seemingly planning to charge UK users to send instant messages to people outside their circle of friends.

(The social networking giant says it is introducing the charges in an attempt to ‘prevent spam’ with users being charged for contacting celebrities or anyone who isn’t a friend or a friend of a friend.

It's cheaper to send messages to less well-known figures, such as Robert Peston who costs 71p, to around £11.00 for celebrities, such as Tom Daley at £10.68.

I wonder if the fee will be split with the celebrity?  It looks to me like Facebook is really trying to monetise spam.  If they wanted to prevent spam, they would simply block messages.)