Microsoft Is Trying to Make Email More Social

If you’ve ever had to desire to “like” an email, Microsoft has you covered. The company is bringing both “likes” and “mentions” to Outlook email. A thumbs-up button will now grace emails in your inbox, and clicking it will send…

Facebook Mentions App Opens to Verified Profiles

Facebook Mentions, the company’s app for celebrities, is becoming a little less exclusive. Starting today, Mentions is available to anyone with a verified profile. “People love reading articles from and connecting with their favorite journalists and public figures on Facebook.…

Facebook Verified Profiles Will Soon Get Mentions, ‘Live’ Streaming Video

Just over a year ago, Facebook launched Mentions, one of its Creative Labs apps, for public figures. It’s basically a way for celebrities to better manage their Facebook presence and engage with fans. The official description is: “A better way…

Facebook Now Lets Celebrities (Not You) Livestream

Facebook has officially entered the livestreaming game. Kind of. If you’re a celebrity, you can now livestream to your fans. If you’re reading this, you’re probably a regular person without millions of Facebook followers. That’s ok, you’re still a special…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…