Facebook is letting users customize their profile URLs starting this weekend. Vanity web addresses will be dispensed on a first-come-first-served basis, replacing the random string of digits used by the social networking site now. Starting Saturday, June 13 at 12:01 a.m. EDT (4:01 a.m. GMT), Facebook users may procure a custom …
Missed a trick???
I'm sure Facesuck could have charged £1 or so for this, they might actually have made some money for a change. Not that I would have paid (dont use it anyway) but im sure lots of morons, I mean users would.
.. register my own domain. At least then I have control over my web presence.
That's got to be the world's worst signal to noise ratio in a comment.
Have to say I'm quite surprised they didn't charge for this. Seems rather a good idea.
Still at least Steven could have become 'Steve_ is_ Brill' rather than Steven003.
What - code an entire social networking site yourself? Good luck!
... Charge for it???
@Steven @Michael I agree they should have charged
I agree with you guys they certainly have missed a trick. Perhaps the free offer is for a limited period? Perhaps they feel that people wouldn't cough up initially but will once they can't be without the "vanity" as the article says.
*doh* course not. I'd rather set up www.deesobek.com and list my presence in facebook, twitter and all other places I can be found. Rather than rely on facebook as my main online presence or have it compete with my own domain when my name is googled.
Paris - cos she'd have understood..
saw this coming
am surprised this hasn't happened sooner, pretty much all social networks already offer this
they could have made a lot of money charging users to have a personalised homepage, thier marketing guys will be kicking themselves now... lol