ZDNet writer Stephen Chapman has blogged about how Facebook is not the place for a freelancer to make contacts -- because a private message is very easily missed. He wrote:
As was discussed by my colleague Emil Protalinski this past December in a piece titled “Facebook is hiding your messages from you,” you most likely have messages waiting for you that you had no idea about (which means, so do the people you’ve tried messaging without “friending” first). For some, they’re just spam messages. But for folks like me (and, similarly, folks like those I’m trying to reach out to), I often have people legitimately message me without adding me first (which is understandable), and where do all of their messages end up? In that “Other” folder.