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Facebook Status Tagging

by Jason GreenSeptember 15, 2009
Last week, Facebook announced that it was launching “status tagging,” a new way to tag friends, Pages, groups, and events in status updates much like mentions on @twitter work. Now, the feature is live for all users.

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Here’s how it works: when writing a status update in the publisher, you can tag connections by using the “@” operator to select any friend, Page, group, or event in a dropdown menu. When a connection is tagged, its name is automatically linked, and your post also shows up on their wall. When you’re tagged, a notification is sent to you as well, and you can remove tags of yourself in others’ posts. It’s a very engaging and powerful way to include friends and connections in status updates. status-tagging It’s important to note that Facebook is enabling status tagging for all of a user’s Facebook connections – not just friends, but Pages, groups, and events as well. This means Page managers will now have a major new channel for tracking comments and feedback about their brand or business. Until today, brands have been able to track posts and comments made on their Facebook Page directly by fans, as well as search public comments made by Facebook users through Facebook’s new real time search. However, starting today, all @ tags will appear on the wall of the Page as well, even though users never visited the Page. That’s a big deal for Page administrators hoping to gain more insight into how they’re being talked about inside Facebook.

About The Author
Jason Green
The writer and owner of Green Complex, Jason is an A+ Certified for Computer Hardware egghead and Eagle Scout since 1999 but has been building computers and programming for much longer. An enthusiast to say the least, his hobbies also include photography, video games, and reading. See his proficiencies on Smarterer.
3 Comments
  • March 2, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    I think it must be a Java script that runs only on the main site, The mobile version is stripped down for speed and I guess they decided this feature slowed it down too much!

    I like it although I hardly use it myself, it's handy every once in a while.

  • March 2, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    I think it must be a Java script that runs only on the main site, The mobile version is stripped down for speed and I guess they decided this feature slowed it down too much!

    I like it although I hardly use it myself, it's handy every once in a while.

  • Steph
    March 2, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Why doesn't this work via fb mobile?

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