Rick Seymour

Facebook to allow customised & personalised usernames

Facebook has announced that in 3 days time you will be able to select your own username. Rather than the URL in the address bar showing profile.php?id=882010516 You wil beable to have www.facebook.com/rick.seymour (Being pre-emptive!).

Call me cynical but this will allow facebook to pull in more search engine results for an individuals name. I do hope that Google does not prioritise this or else you could have pages worth of useless content.

http://www.facebook.com/username/

12:01 a.m. EDT on Saturday, June 13. Is when Facebook’s Username registration (landgrabbing) will begin

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Facebook to allow customised & personalised usernames
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  1. franky

    Call me cynical but this will allow facebook to pull in more search engine results for an individuals name. I do hope that Google does not prioritise this or else you could have pages worth of useless content.

    Wrong, Facebook’s PR and Google weight is heavy enough already to rank well for most names. This will allow you to use your Facebook URL on your business cards in an easy way though. Much like most platforms always have offered. The URLs now are an utter PitA.

    June 10, 2009 at 10:38 am Reply