Everyone wants to talk to celebrities. No matter how crazy the celebrity, everyone wants to be friends with them and get a little attention from one of the more interesting celebrities on social media. Twitter makes this much easier than Facebook, which isn’t exactly as user friendly or celebrity friendly as Twitter, but they’re actively trying to catch up and they’re using their resources to do it to maximum effectiveness. Facebook has launched Mentions, a celebrity-centric Facebook app for the iPhone to allow famous folks to manage their Facebook feed more effectively.
“My fans are so important to me,” said singer Austin Mahone, one of the Facebook Mentions test subjects alongside Mike Rowe, Whoopi Goldberg, Mariah Carey, Ed Sheeran, and Arianna Huffington. “They’re the reason why I make music, and I love sharing my life with them. Mentions has made it even easier to keep my fans updated on what’s going on in my world, and to respond directly to their posts.”
Mentions makes it easier for celebrities to track mentions of themselves, get suggestions on who to follow based on media connections, filters out the… ahem, less important mentions, and even gives celebrity users the chance to host live question-and-answers from their iPhones. According to Facebook, it has increased celebrity interaction and ease of use by 50 percent or so. For more information, check out Facebook Mentions. Also, make sure you’re a relatively popular celebrity who lives in the United States. Facebook will be expanding both its user base and international reach soon.
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