Facebook’s ‘make a bunch of apps and see which ones stick’ strategy for mobile has unleashed a new app for the iPhone this morning, and it’s supposed to make interacting with famous people on Mark Zuckerburg’s social network easier than ever, but you’re probably not cool enough to use it.
Facebook Mentions, the new iOS app made exclusively for verified Facebook pages, makes it easier for “public figures” to keep up with all the chatter about how loved (or hated) they are by the regular users of of the Facebook. Mentions allows its limited user base to track trending conversations about them and engage with fans, post pictures, host live Q&A’s and see mentions.
The app is free to download on iTunes, but your have to have a verified Facebook page to login. If you do have a Page that’s not verified, you can request verification from Facebook by sending in your government-issued photo ID, or articles of incorporation.
Business pages won’t be verified though, so you know, unless you’re a football star, actor, singer, or Mariah Carey, your chances of ever getting in are practically nonexistent.