So it’s been a rumor for a while now, but Facebook has finally said that they will be allowing people to secure their Facebook username URL beginning tomorrow, 6/13 at 12:01 am EST.
Basically, current Facebook URLs are long, ugly strings ending in random numbers. (ex: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pr…p?id=745339045)
This change allows you to change it to something simpler and more identifiable. (ex: http://www.facebook.com/james)
You will be able to do this for your personal profile as well as your Fan Page. (With a few caveats–see the Facebook blog post about the URLs for more details.)
It’s thought that this is good from a “findability” and branding perspective–as well as having possible positive search engine optimization implications.
Do you have any thoughts? If you’re on Facebook, will you be taking advantage of this?
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