IF you enrolled, loaded your age, date of birth, background, education, career objectives, you are in the candy machine.
Yep, it's something fairly new, that Facebook's trying out.
If you put money in the slot, you can contact -- wow -- a yummy-delicious famous person. Add him to your list of friends -- say hello, how's the weather,
or show him/her how cute your doggie is when he's sprawled out on your
bed. Just pay a few bucks per message and you can HEAR BACK from
I found out about the candy machine from reading Joel Stein's column in Time Magazine. (I borrowed the picture Joel used --recognize any of the faces you can grab?) Joel Stein keeps me up-to-date, facetiously, on various important and unimportant political and cultural doings.
Stein reports that messaging TV hosts Piers Morgan or Donny Deutsch, mogul
Barry Diller, comic Chris Rock, model Christy Turlington, and actor Ed
Begley Jr, will cost you one buck. That's the same price you'd pay if
you want to contact Time Magazine's managing editor, or any of the guys on the magazines list of 100 most influential people in the world.
you want to message Joel Stein, it'll cost your $15 bucks -- same price as
it will cost you to reach Netscapes co-founder, Marc Andreessen, and
Craig Newmark, the founder of Craig's list.
Do you care about this? I don't, but oh dear, oh me, oh my --
is this a new direction for the every day larger, more hungry, greedier
eater-upper of important people, important products that's
been chewing on everything in sight that we deal with, think about,
that might be imporant to us?
If you want to know
more, contact Facebook's Jessie Baker, (if you can figure out how to do
that -- I have difficulty finding anything using "help" on Facebook or
Hey, maybe you can contact Mark
Zuckerberg for $? -- gee, how much? Well, one thing I do know is that
you can contact me for free.