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Did You Get Your Facebook Username?

June 15th, 2009 posted by · 4 Comments

FacebookFriday night/Saturday morning was the big event, where millions of users jumped on the bandwagon of claiming their Facebook usernames. Over 3 million names were registered in just 24 hours — that’s unreal!

A lot of people thought the website would crash, or lag, but it didn’t. It appears everything went smoothly without a hitch.

I was fortunate to get my name (Facebook.com/ChrisJacobson) without any hassles.

Mashable posted the top 15 silliest URLs that were claimed:

1. Mirror, mirror: http://www.facebook.com/moc.koobecaf.www

2. Coder: http://www.facebook.com/default.aspx

3. It would have been cooler with .html: http://www.facebook.com/index

4. Cat ran over my keyboard:
http://www.facebook.com/alksjfalskjfoiwefalsdlasfaslleseouaiwejndlsknjkdfs

5. The entire QWERTY keyboard:
http://www.facebook.com/qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm

6. Try harder: http://www.facebook.com/aaaaaa

7. …that’s more like it: http://www.facebook.com/aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

8. …but still not as crazy as this one:
http://www.facebook.com/aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

9. 4chan: http://www.facebook.com/marblecake

10. Keep dreaming: http://www.facebook.com/JackBauercouldwhoopChuckNorris

11. Nice try: http://www.facebook.com/usrname

12. Facebooksquatting, anyone? http://www.facebook.com/FIFA10
(compare to http://www.facebook.com/fifa09)

13. Can you fix my Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/techsupport

14. I’m no stranger to love: http://www.facebook.com/rickroll

15. Someone had to do it: http://www.facebook.com/thecakeisalie

My favourite is the /index URL… hilarious! I’m sure we’ll see many other cool ones in the days to come. One thing I don’t get is why anyone would want any of those usernames for their personal account. After all, you can’t change your username and it’s forever. To each their own I guess.

Meanwhile, there was a bit of drama on Friday when some guy named Patrick Ruddell stole Facebook.com/ProBlogger from Darren Rowse (the real ProBlogger). There was a bit of an exchange of words on Twitter between the two, and I’m sure Darren will file a copyright complaint with Facebook to get the name for himself. Not very cool on behalf of Patrick.



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4 Comments so far
  1. Ohio State Football MyAvatars 0.2

    I got http://facebook.com/brutusreport
    No problem getting that one.

  2. ML Vanessa MyAvatars 0.2

    I agree that we’ll find many more comical usernames pretty soon. It’s funny to see how creative people get with their domains and usernames :)

  3. Deneil Merritt MyAvatars 0.2

    I got my name.

    Update: Darren got facebook.com/problogger

  4. Gerri MyAvatars 0.2

    I didn’t get exactly what I wanted but I got my last name which was good enough for me.