William Shatner of Star Trek and Priceline fame, is a big social media user, Shatner runs a popular blog on Tumblr and is active in a lot of places. He recently put together a review of the new Facebook Mentions app, our readers probably have not been able to use this app because it is reserved for celebrities and other high-profile members.
The IB Times did an article about the new app and shows some interaction between a critic of Whoopi Goldberg films and Whoopi herself, it was quite amusing and is listed in a screenshot from the article.
From the article:
The Facebook Mentions app allows celebrities and high-profile members of the public to see and respond to messages posted on the social networking site about them.
The app sends celebrities an alert that lets them see messages that have been posted in which they have been mentioned – in a similar way as Twitter alerts users when they have been mentioned by other tweeters.
It has already been adopted by Mariah Carey, who used the app to take part in at Q&A with fans, as well as actors Tyrese Gibson and Whoopi Goldberg – who waded into Facebook conversations to encourage and dress down fans, respectively.
The mentions app is available to anybody to download via the iTunes store. But the features are restricted to those with a verified Facebook page or profile.
The service was heavily criticised by social media aficionado William Shatner, who posted a detailed, five-page critique on his Tumblr page.
The Star Trek actor blasted Facebook for the “ill-conceived” app, warning: “If you have this app please turn off notifications because if you post something your phone spends the next hour sending you notifications of every person who makes a comment.”
Facebook says it will limit the service to a few thousand members, and so far only US-based celebrities – mostly musicians, actors and athletes – have been approached.
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