Twitter Hashtags and Usernames now work in Facebook?!
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Twitter!
Without explanation or warning, Facebook suddenly and totally embraced hyperlinking Hashtags and @-encoded Twitter Userids to the appropriate places on Twitter.
It's working on both Facebook's Web clients and Mobile clients.
So many questions:
1. Why would Facebook suddenly enable lots of links that take people off Facebook and onto Twitter? How does this help Facebook?
2. Why won't Facebook do the same for Google+?
3. Will Facebook make it easier for tweets to refer to Facebook user names?
Speaking of data liberation, G+ finally lets you export your circles so now I can reconcile my gmail and gapps accounts on g+! It still bugs me that I need to leave one of them as a zombie page because I can't properly merge them, but I guess it's a small price to pay.