Facebook Usernames a.k.a. Vanity URL’s

Whoa – great news today … Facebook is finally launching Facebook Usernameswww.facebook.com/username/ – where YOU, yes YOU get to pick your custom vanity URL. Holy crow it’s about time!!!

No more funky link with a long number at the end …
http://www.facebook.com/people/Stefanie-Ainge-Hahn/769026843

Now, if I go to www.facebook.com/username/ at 12:01 am on Saturday, June 13th, 2009 – I can get my own name … or a variation of my name that FB suggests. It’s important to note that the usernames are on a first come/first serve basis, so I KNOW you will all be logging into FB at 11:59 on Friday, June 12th to get your name!

Why bother? It’s all about being Google-tastic. Getting to the top of the heap. The same reasons we create a vanity URL for LinkedIn, set up a Google Profile and so on …

So – my advice – get online and get your FB vanity URL. Have I ever led you astray??? No.

Click here to get all of the details from the FB blog.