Look Who’s playing TAG with Twitter, it’s Facebook
Want to play “Tag Your It?”
Well, in a recent article posted September 14th, 2009, and hot off the press, PCWorld’s Tony Bradley stated that:
Facebook has just introduced the latest feature in its ongoing evolution to blur the lines between social networking and search engine- tags. The new ‘@’ tags allow users to tag other users in posts and integrates a whole new realm of search capabilities.
In the article Tony mentions that they borrowed it from Twitter. But I think it may be just a ploy to make it more like their rivals and to try and get a jump on Twitter search capabilities.
Tony goes on to say that the use of the “@” tag will allow Facebook users to place the tag before another users name, so when other users click on the user tag they can see all the posts of the other user as well.
Now this may be a good thing for Facebook, but I wonder what Twitter has to say about the matter.
Also, I don’t know if I would want to see all the posts from another user on Facebook or not. Oh well, I’d like to know your take on the matter. So please post your comments below.
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