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Facebook expands @ mention tagging to comments

A while back, Facebook introduced Twitter-esque @ tagging, allowing users to mention specific people in posts and status messages. Now Facebook has expanded that same functionality to include comments. The update also provides users with a notification when someone tags them, the same way Facebook notifies you about -- well, about nearly everything. There's also a benefit for Facebook Page...

Facebook adds face detection for photos, only 1% of users have it so far

Facebook is testing out a new face detection feature in its photo app, according to AllFacebook.com. This is the first big change to Photos since Facebook bought up Divvyshot a couple of months ago. Face detection recognizes faces in photos, and gives you a prompt to tell FB whose faces they are. This reduces the amount of clicking required to go through and tag that huge album from last night's...

Audiggle helps you figure out what song is used in THAT video

When I posted my Zen Coding review, some commenters were wondering "what's that cool song in the video?" Audiggle is a program designed to let you answer precisely those kinds of questions. In fact, I put it to the test with that very video, and it worked. It said that it was "Move On" by Seba & Paradox, and upon looking for the track on YouTube, I found out that it was right. Installation...

CloudPad is a handy, lightweight GTD notepad with tag support

For once, a cloud app I downloaded had absolutely nothing to do with storing files on someone else's remote server. This cloud is all about the tags, baby! CloudPad is an open source note/task pad application that is elegantly simple to use and incredibly handy. Title a new note, set its priority, fill in all the necessary details, add some tags, and you're done. You can also add tags in bulk...

5 desktop apps that'll make swift work of FaceVille -- er, Facebook!

I originally intended this to be a guide on Facebook gaming. Then I realized that if I inducted you all into the bottomless and eternal pit that is social and casual multiplayer online games, you'd never have time or the willpower to come back to Download Squad. So first I'm going to show you some neat desktop apps that might make your Facebook experience more streamlined, and certainly more...

Flickr finally implements the tagging of friend, family and foe

At long last, after what seems like an eternity compared to the usually-rapid pace that most social networks evolve at, Flickr has implemented people-tagging. The functionality that most consider a defining characteristic of Facebook is now available on Flickr. We've all been there: waking up on a Saturday morning, rolling out of bed, last night's drunkenly-debauched memories slowly swimming...

Facebook introduces @mentions

Facebook has been pretty busy today releasing new features on the popular social networking website. In addition to launching Facebook Lite, a stripped down version of the social networking site, the company also announced a new way to connect your content to friends. Status updates have always been one of the most popular and most used features of Facebook and today's introduction of "friend...

WeFollow: user-tagged Twitter directory

A lot of Twitter directories have tried and failed to catch on, but WeFollow has two things that they don't. One, it promotes itself automatically, because users need to publicly tweet @wefollow to add themselves. And two, Kevin Rose. The Digg dude and one of the most-followed people on Twitter is behind WeFollow, which gives it an automatic boost in name recognition. On the other hand, here's...

Fresh manages your recent items, plus system-wide tagging

Fresh is a great little Mac app from Ironic Software -- probably better known for their file browser, Leap -- that gives you easy access to "fresh" items on your Mac. When you click on Fresh, all your recent downloads and recently edited files are right in front of you in an attractive dock-like display. If you want to keep a file fresh, so it's always quickly available, just drag it to the...

How to organize your ideas in Gmail - Emailers Anonymous

A friend recently asked me how he could set his Gmail up so that he could email himself ideas, and have them be automatically filed away into a specific label instead of clogging up his inbox. Gmail has a function called Filters which is similar to rules in other email systems, and it is very powerful and well-suited to this task. If you would like to be able to email yourself information and have...

Cocoalicious: Browser for Del.icio.us bookmarks

Cocoalicious is a really slick -- but, unfortunately, Mac-only -- dedicated browser for your Del.icio.us bookmarks. If you're a bookmarking junkie, and you have way more sites saved to Del.icio.us than you could ever hope to keep track of, this could be an ideal solution for you. It's laid out a bit like Apple Mail, with your tags running down the left side, your bookmarks on top, and a browser...

Jiglu: Automatic tag creation for bloggers and web publishers

If you write a blog, post pictures to Flickr, or do pretty much anything else online these days, odds are you've typed a few tags to go along with your picture, video, or blog entry. Tags make it easy for people, search engines, and advertisers to find stuff online. But coming up with accurate and useful tags can be a lot of work. And there's a science to finding tags that will help increase your...

Litepost: Streamlined web 2.0 webmail quietly open for registration

Webmail is a hot industry these days, with Gmail, Yahoo! and nearly every provider in between vying for users by adding as many features as they can dream up. Fortunately, a small provider named Litepost is taking a different approach, offering a streamlined webmail interface with just a dash of web 2.0 to help bring your email into the 21st century web. We found Litepost back in June when they...

How To: Use Gmail over IMAP and tag your mail, too

I've been a user of Gmail since late 2005 and have loved just about every minute of it. The revolutionary webmail interface, the vast popularity among power users and plethora of scripts, add-ons and doodads - but the one thing that always bothered me was the loss of integration with the rest of my computing. Sure, there are some great tricks and bookmarklets we found for our Top 10 Gmail tips and...

Flickr photos now in Yahoo search

So now that Yahoo owns Flickr why not integrate all these crazy, top notch, up to the second, newsworthy photos into Yahoo's image search? It only makes sense. We wrote about this happening, and it's taken quite a while to do, but Yahoo has finally included Flickr photos in its queried search results. When images are uploaded to Flickr accounts worldwide and tagged, Yahoo gains access to these...