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June 10 2009

Facebook Usernames

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On Friday June 12th at 9:01 pm pacific time on your facebook page you can choose a vanity url.

I have had myself for a while for my facebook page, but had not announced it till now. If you are a fan of Purpose Inc., go fan me there,

If you are too lazy to actually go there, here is a screen shot.

I just got an e-mail from Barbara Boser asking me if I could help make sure she and Greg got their name. I was like hugh? as I had not heard anything about this yet. I checked and sure enough facebook announced facebook usernames on their blog. Matt Mullenweg has spoiled me with pretty urls on wordpress, so I have always hoped that facebook could get better urls. This is awesome.

The blog says “Your username must be at least five characters in length and only include alphanumeric characters ….or a period” so we will not be seeing

You can only do this for facebook accounts that existed before May 31 of this year.

If you poke around you will see that some companies like Microsoft have already grabbed one, and some like apple/mac have not.

UPDATE – When the time comes, hit this page to do it.

  1. Eric Itzkowitz said on June 10th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    DK, VERY COOL! Thank you for the heads-up on this. Did you misspell Barbara (Barbar)? I believe the later is a cartoon elephant.

  2. dk said on June 12th, 2009 at 4:35 am

    Yeh eric, Earlier that day I had gotten a call by Babar (the famous cartoon elephant), and I got the names mixed up. Thanks for the correction.

  3. Eric Itzkowitz said on June 12th, 2009 at 1:02 pm


    Classic! LOL!

  4. JOHNRESA said on June 23rd, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Oh this is great info. Vanity urls seem so cool. Now I want one…lol.

  5. SnowBall said on July 16th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    I just became a fan! I still don’t have a vanity url, but I do on my myspace music page. This is a cool little concept to make a user’s facebook more personal and their own.

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