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Facebook updates celebrity-loving Mentions app



Facebook rolled out an update on Thursday to its celebrity-focused Mentions app, making it easier for high-profile users to interact with fans.

In addition to sharing on Facebook, Mentions users can now add other people — including bandmates, teammates or colleagues — and hashtags to status updates, as well as share updates to Twitter and Instagram from inside the app.

Facebook introduced the Mentions app last July as a way for public figures, such as actors, musicians and athletes, to keep track of what fans are saying about them on the social network. For instance, if a Facebook user tags Jennifer Lopez in a status update, Lopez will be notified about it in the Mentions app, so she can potentially respond …

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