I finally stumbled on how to do something that I've been seeing people do on Facebook for a while, now. While "tagging" your friends in photos and notes is a rather straightforward process (just use the "tag" menu), doing the same in posts is not. I had read the instructions, but still didn't understand how to do it. When you "tag" someone, that person receives a notice from Facebook telling him or her that they've been tagged in your post, link, video, photo, or whatever. It's a way of sharing things on your own wall, while still notifying your friend that you're sharing something with our about them.
To tag a friend in a post (status update, or video), you'll need to type the "@" sign in the post entry box, then the first couple of letters of the person's name on Facebook. A drop-down menu will appear, so that you can easily click on your friend's name. That person's name will then appear as a hyperlink to his or her profile on your post, and your friend will receive a notification from Facebook of the tagging. Note, that this feature does not work in the comments thread.
An example is shown above of the process. Have fun!
Jennifer Pointer (e-mail) is in Tulsa, OK. She promotes a simple, a low-tech approach to effective online profile management, search engine optimization and social networking.