If you didn’t already know, Facebook has launched a new app called Mentions. Before you get all worried about missing the last FB craze, this new app is only for the rich and the famous.
The new app is designed to bring celebrities closer to their fans by allowing them to respond to comments made about them. Other members of mentions include the wife of rapper Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Mariah Carey.
The service, which was only provided to those celebs in the US, has now invited its first foreigner into the fold. Ed Sheeran, whose music recently topped US charts last month, has been invited to the group, but he has some mixed feelings on it.
His spokesman told the Sunday Times: “He did not know this was such a bonkers system. He just wants to talk directly with his fans as he can on Twitter. We shall see if he keeps using it.”
Long-time social media shark William Shatner has recently made public his experiences with the service on his Tumblr account.
“’The first person on the list I was given was George Takei (rolling my eyes).”
“I ended up choosing Robert Downey Jr. to follow and then I hid his posts (sorry Robert!) I think that is a big flaw in the set up. If this app is for celebrities then WHY force them to follow another celebrity in order to set up this app?”
“I think that is a flaw; I’m already following those who I want to follow – why insist I follow that short list of others?”
Facebook has announced it is planning on expanding the service to other countries soon.