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William Shatner Not Happy With Zuckerberg App

William Shatner is clearly not happy with Mark Zuckerberg’s new app–the one that is available to celebrities only. Called ‘Mentions,’ the app is available to celebs and notable people so they can keep track of how often their names are mentioned on Facebook. Shatner dissed ‘Mentions’ via his Tumblr account, sharing his dislike (no, they still don’t have a button …

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William Shatner Craps On Zuckerberg’s New App

William Shatner took to his Tumblr account recently to write up a review of Facebook’s new app, Mentions. The Mentions app is not available to everyone, but is intended for celebrities and public figures who would get “mentioned” on Facebook. The idea is that it allows said celebs to interact better with fans and to keep track of their “publicity …

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William Shatner: Facebook’s Mentions App ‘Ill Conceived’

Last week, Facebook announced the launch of its latest app Mentions. It’s an app aimed at letting “public figures” (or celebrities) manage their Facebook presence, talk with fans, and talk with each other from their mobile devices. Celebrity William Shatner is not impressed. He even went so far as to write a review of the app on Tumblr. He says …

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Facebook Launches ‘Mentions’ App For Public Figures

Facebook announced the launch of a new iPhone app for public figures called Facebook Mentions. It’s the latest from the Facebook Creative Labs team, which is responsible for the company’s Slingshot and Paper apps. The app is designed to make it easier for public figures to talk with fans and each other from their mobile devices. It lets them see …

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LinkedIn Tests Direct Mention Links in Status Updates [UPDATED]

UPDATE: LinkedIn is now beginning to roll out the feature out to all English-speaking users. LinkedIn is currently testing user mentions, something that other networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ have had for some time and that users rely on quite heavily. Simply put, user mentions in posts let the people you’re talking about know that you’re talking about them. …

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Foursquare Now Links to Businesses’ Twitter Accounts on Cross-Posted Check-ins

Foursquare is making a small tweak that could make a big difference for businesses trying to connect with their patrons (and wishing to court new patrons). Starting today, businesses will be given the option to connect their Twitter accounts with check-ins shared on Twitter. This mean that your businesses’ Twitter account will be mentioned in check-ins when any user shares …

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Twitter Now Highlights Links While You’re Composing Your Tweets

Twitter has made a minor tweak to its dekstop site that should help users better understand what they’re about to tweet out to their followers. Now, when you’re composing a tweet, links (anything that’s clickable on the site) will appear blue – even before you hit send. That means hashtags, @ mentions, and even links to outside sites. Before, you …

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Foursquare Lets You Tag Facebook Friends, Even If They Don’t Use Foursquare

On Monday, Foursquare updated their apps with a new rating system for locations. Now, when you find a business using the explore feature, it will have a number rating (from 1-10) attached. According to the company, this type of rating is determined through various signals including tips, likes, popularity, loyalty, and more. They say that it’s a much better rating …

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Instagram Now Converts @ Mentions to the Correct Twitter Handle

Instagram has just solved an ultimate first world problem. But first world or not, it was pretty annoying and this is an excellent fix. What if you @mention your friend on Instagram and cross-post it to Twitter, but your friend has a different handle there than he does on Instagram. Then your tweet features a worthless @ mention that is …

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