Facebook, now more like Twitter with Tagging and Lite interface

by admin September 11, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Every day it seems Facebook wants to be more like Twitter. But Twitter is content to be just itself… 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 Facebook’s to slow Twitter, and find the next big growth engine.

The first addition is the ability to “tag” friends in your status updates. Yes, just like Twitter, you can type a “@” followed by a person’s name to include them in your update, which according to Tom Occhino from Facebook is “another way to let people know who and what you’re talking about.”

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