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Facebook tests charging to route messages to inbox
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Facebook says it is testing a service that will charge users $1 to guarantee that messages they send to people they are not connected to arrive in users' inboxes, rather than in an often-ignored folder called "other."
The "other" folder is where Facebook routes messages it deems less relevant. Not quite spam, these include messages from people you most likely don't know, based on Facebook's reading of your social connections. Many users ignore this folder.
Now, users will be able to pay $1 to route their messages to non-friends. Facebook said Thursday that it is testing the service with a small percentage of individuals -- not businesses -- in the U.S.
The company says charging for messages could help discourage spammers.
Posted: Sunday, December 23 2012, 10:02 AM CST
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3 SW Kan. children found safe 5 miles from home
May 22, 2013 21:49 GMT
LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) -- Three young children who wandered five miles from their southwest Kansas farmhouse have been found safe after a frantic, 15-hour search.
The High Plains Daily Leader reports (http://bit.ly/16Qfxs8 ) authorities in Seward County were notified of the children's disappearance Tuesday evening. A citizen spotted them around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Liberal and took them to a business. They were reported to be tired and hungry.
A family member had been looking after the children -- two girls, ages 3 and 5, and a 7-year-old boy -- at their rural Seward County home Tuesday while other relatives went to Liberal on errands.
Law enforcement officers and first responders from southwest Kansas and nearby Oklahoma searched for the children throughout the night, scouring fields on ATV's. Search dogs from Wichita and Hutchinson also took part.
Information from: High Plains Daily Leader, Liberal, Kan., http://www.highplainsleader.com
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