Come Saturday, June 13 at exactly 12:01 pm, expect the Facebook site to slow down a bit when you log in to your Facebook profile. Most Facebook fanatics will probably busy by then trying to beat each other out in getting their vanity Facebook profiles.Currently, the URLs of our Facebook profiles are those ugly random assigned number following http://www.facebook.com. On Friday, you can start grabbing your most coveted profile name on Facebook. That means, I could now have my Facebook profile be as simple as http://www.facebook.com/arnold. But that is assuming that nobody beats me in registering that account.
But since, Facebook have prioritize celebrity and famous people on Facebook, somebody famous might have already taken that Facebook profile URL. So I’d probably settle down to http://www.facebook.com/arnoldzafra.
Of course, I don’t have to tell you the importance of this personalized Facebook profile URL. If you’re a Twitter user, you’d know that it is certainly easier to remember a personal profile URL rather than some randomly assigned numerical identifier. This also means that anyone can just enter the Facebook URL followed by your username on their browser to visit a particular profile.
Some important things to remember regarding Facebook username:
- FB username are searchable on FB and external search engines
- FB username will have the same privacy settings as your profile name in Search
- Searc privacy settings are editable
- FB usernames will be in basic text forms
- One FB username for profiles and other pages associated with such profile
- FB usernames a not changeable nor transferable
- FB username squatting is strictly prohibited
Now time to think of the most unique Facebook profile URL.
Originally posted on June 10, 2009 @ 10:50 am