I know what I’m doing tomorrow – Friday night – at 9pm. I will be behind my computer, on Facebook, to set up my own vanity URL. Indeed, Facebook is finally allowing users to get their own usernames.
Your new Facebook URL is like your personal destination, or home, on the Web. People can enter a Facebook username as a search term on Facebook or a popular search engine like Google, for example, which will make it much easier for people to find friends with common names.
It’s a good thing to have your vanity URL if you care about personal branding. However, if you’re one of those online privacy freaks, that might not be a good idea…
You will be able to create your Facebook vanity URL on Friday, June 12th at 9.01pm PST by visiting http://www.facebook.com/username/