Feature Friday: @Mentions (On Shapeways)

I’ll be the first to admit that I am a sucker for the command line. Hence I was smiling yesterday, when I saw the Duck Duck Go Terminal hack. But I realize that it is not mass market behavior. So I am happy whenever a bit of command line like goodness finds its way into broader usage.

The rise of @mentions and #hashtags on Twitter is one such example. By adding a tiny bit of syntax to an expression we wind up with a lot more value without requiring a lot of extra work on behalf of the user. Imagine for a moment that instead you had to click on each username to identify it as Twitter handle and then link it. Or type the hashtags into separate fields.

So I was thrilled to see Shapeways support @mentions for conversations in their marketplace for 3D printed goods. This is just the beginning of a number of additional social features coming to Shapeways soon.

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Posted: 7th December 2012Comments
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