Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Facebook: Vanity URL's

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Across the majority of the social networking/media sites I frequent the username I use to actively contribute is: /joedawson, with a few exceptions, as just like in the movie Highlander:
There can be only one...
Since I joined social networking site Facebook though I am referred to as: profile.php?id=501760832. That's about to change as Facebook are providing vanity URL's from 05:01AM GMT on Saturday, June 13 on a first-come, first-serve basis:
Facebook usernames will be available in basic text forms, and you can only choose a single username for your profile and for each of the Pages that you administer. Your username must be at least five characters in length and only include alphanumeric characters (A-Z, 0-9), or a period or full stop ("."). While usernames are currently available only for Romanized text, we're looking at how we might support non-Romanized characters in the future ~ Facebook blog

Choose wisely as once the username has been selected, you won’t be able to change or transfer it and to the other Joe Dawson's; It's most definitely on...

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