September 15, 2009

You can now @ someone in Facebook!

I'm not saying I'm some sort of great inventor or anything - but I did say there should be call-waiting Caller ID back in the 90's before it was out -- and I most certainly said we should be able to tag people in Facebook status updates. I didn't necessarily want Facebook to copy the whole "@" phenomenon, but surely, I think it should be possible to see if your name is mentioned in someone's update. Ya heard?

This weekend, Facebook made an announcement that they will be supporting @mentions in status updates. The feature, which they call tagging, allows you to not only reference friends, but groups, pages, and events.

I'll be curious to see how this impacts Twitter.