Facebook introduces “Reply links,” parties like its 1999.

“Reply Links.” They’re the newest thing in cutting-edge #Facebook communication devices. Or wait. They’re just threaded conversations, which we’ve had since NNTP in the 90’s:

“We are testing a new way to add comments to a post on Facebook,” Meredith Chin at Facebook told Mashable. “Now you will be able to reply to another comment as well as the original post.”

Mind you: threaded conversation is a good thing. It helps keep conversations from going completely off the rails by keeping sub-conversations together. How many times have you said, “No, sorry Stan! I was talking to Meredith?”

But to make a big splash about it like they just invented the wheel is a bit rich. If you will excuse the Wikipedia link, here is how non-original threaded conversation actually is.

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.