Facebook Mentions Users Can See What’s Said About Their Articles

The celebrities, public figures and journalists using the Facebook Mentions application can now see what users are saying about their articles.

The celebrities, public figures and journalists using the Facebook Mentions application can now see what users are saying about their articles.

Product manager Vadim Lavrusik and head of journalism partnerships Liz Heron said in a Facebook Media blog post that Mentions users can now use the app to see what Facebook users are saying about their articles on the social network, even if the authors’ names are not mentioned.

Lavrusik and Heron said this new feature will give Mentions users “a sense of how people are reacting to your articles,” and they provided instruction on how to launch it:

Implement the author tag on your website to connect your Facebook profile or page to your bylined posts and articles. The author tag only requires one additional line of code in the header section of your webpage. The author tag is also used for helping grow your audience by connecting you to your readers on Facebook. In addition to using the author tag, in the future, we hope to make it even easier for you to see what people are saying about your articles.

Readers: What are your initial thoughts on this new feature for Mentions?


david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.