Many folks seem to still be a little confused after Facebook announced it’s latest feature earlier this afternoon. Now users on Facebook, almost identically to Twitter, can mention someone by putting the “@” sign in front of their name while posting status updates.
For example: If you were going to lunch with me to talk about Being Latino, you would update your status as follows: “Going to lunch with @lance rios to discuss collaborating with @Being Latino.”
Now after you typed that in, I would automatically be notified that I was tagged to the update and I will see that Being Latino was as well. ANY of your friends can click on “Lance Rios” and/or “Being Latino” in your update, and they will automatically be re-routed to the pages.
I think that this is an awesome feature and look forward to using it… A LOT!
If you’re more of a visual person, check the 2 minute tutorial video below.