Facebook uses ‘Mentions’ to highlight popular conversation topics (Leak)

Posted: November 10, 2010 in Facebook, Social Media News, Social Platforms
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Facebook is testing a new tool called ‘Mentions’. It crawls your friends comment threads and looks for common phrases or brand mentions and then aggregates them into a specialised feed.
Facebook Mentions
The development was picked up by Forbes yesterday, below is a screen shot of the beta in action.

It’s also worth pointing out that the feature is not limited to what your friends are talking about, but also what Groups and “Liked” Pages (pages) are discussing as well. See below, where an NPR update appears in the mix:

I’m sure you’ll agree that this is something that has obvious benefits for any word of mouth activity, competitions or new FB pages etc – However, do people really care what their ‘friends’ are jabbering on about?

What are your thoughts?

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