Facebook, now more like Twitter with Tagging and Lite interface
Every day it seems Facebook wants to be more like Twitter. But Twitter is content to be just itselfÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ for now. Yesterday, Facebook made two announcements, both strikes across the bow of the 140-character phenom. And both made in the typical Facebook way: laid back, casual, innocent looking blogs.
But make no mistake. These are small updates that reflect a strategic goal of FacebookÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s to slow Twitter, and find the next big growth engine.
The first addition is the ability to Ã¢â‚¬Å“tagÃ¢â‚¬Â friends in your status updates. Yes, just like Twitter, you can type a Ã¢â‚¬Å“@Ã¢â‚¬Â followed by a personÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s name to include them in your update, which according to Tom Occhino from Facebook is Ã¢â‚¬Å“another way to let people know who and what youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re talking about.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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