Facebook has been busy lately, first introducing Facebook Lite, a stripped down simple version of the site for those who don’t want to wait or sift through the main site. The second introduction today is the inclusion of @mentions in status updates. Taking a page from Twitter, people can tag their friends in updates using the @ tag to induce a user selection screen. The @ symbol isn’t actually displayed in the update, but it just goes to show that the @mentions that started first with Twitter have transcended the social networking site to become a more universally recognised tag.
[Via Facebook Blog]