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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 ( without any hassles.

Mashable posted the top 15 silliest URLs that were claimed:

1. Mirror, mirror:

2. Coder:

3. It would have been cooler with .html:

4. Cat ran over my keyboard:

5. The entire QWERTY keyboard:

6. Try harder:

7. …that’s more like it:

8. …but still not as crazy as this one:

9. 4chan:

10. Keep dreaming:

11. Nice try:

12. Facebooksquatting, anyone?
(compare to

13. Can you fix my Facebook:

14. I’m no stranger to love:

15. Someone had to do it:

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 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
    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

  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.