Friday, May 6, 2011

Facebook’s new style tagging in post and comments. (part 2)

In the part 1 we saw that Facebook now allows us to tag friends without using the ‘@’ symbol. When I was experimenting with this new feature, I came across another feature recently introduced by Facebook.

Earlier when you tagged your friends in any status and/or comments, the full name of the person as mentioned in his/her profile appeared. Now we all know that facebook has a limit of 420 characters per status. So we all know the importance of reducing characters.

Facebook now allows to tag friends and shorten their names by deleting parts of their names. You can delete either parts of the friends name. However atleast one part should be kept intact.

For example, if you want to tag Vishal Gupta you can delete either Vishal or Gupta leaving behind Gupta and Vishal respectively.

This feature helps to maintain casual and informal conversations. Full name tags seemed rather formal. Facebook’s team is really innovating!

The screen-shots of small experiments carried out by me are displayed below-

Don’t be a ‘dumb’ facebook user. Don’t either be ‘just’ a facebook user. Be an aware facebook user.

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