Saturday, June 13, 2009

Claim Your Facebook Username Now

'Great Facebook Land Grab' Starts 12:01am Saturday
Over 200,000 usernames were taken in the first 3 minutes.

Tonight, Facebook allowed its users to pick a 'username.' This potentially awesome event is ongoing, and is on a first come-first serve basis.

As a social networker and Facebook user, I made sure to tie up http://facebook.com/franklinjones in the first minute it was available. I don't know how many people on Facebook are named Franklin Jones, but I wasn't going to take any chances.

This will be a valuable tool for a lot of users. For example, politicians pages can be marketed much more easily. Retail outlets like Kicks, Just the Thing and 'M' can now market whichever username they choose in their local advertising. All they have to do is pick the most clever name to market and brand.

This is a big thing for Facebook users and anyone that's part of the social media. It makes things easier and adds a new wrinkle to it all.

Go claim your name before someone else does...

1 comment:

Elza Hayen, Owner - Hayen Company said...

Facebook "Pages" (Fan Pages) MUST have AT LEAST 1,000 or more fans in order to reserve a special username. Facebook is saying that in the future they will grant those with less than 1,000 the same benefit, but has yet to confirm or set a specific release date.

Just FYI.