Monday, June 15, 2009

Got your Facebook page name yet?

Last Friday night facebook unleased a land rush for naming pages so a human can understand them. Word is there were 500,000 requests in the first 15 minutes. It is nice to have a name, it is nice that Wired (along with the rest of the tech press) covered it. But did they have to say it like this...?:

Imagine the odds: No sooner did Facebook swing open the doors to its fire sale of vanity URLs than a geeky frat party ensued, as members reserved prankish, clever and lewd names instead of maybe the digital alias their friends (and mothers) might have hoped for.
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But how can you resist when it’s possible to be known on the largest social network as Haywood Jablome? (Say each syllable slowly). Alas, Facebook got wise to the scam and sent Haywood packing. Someone also thought it would be a good idea to go through life as facebook.com/free.porn, but it’s actually just a URL referral page which also didn’t make it through the weekend. One which did: A guy who claims his name is “Dildoseed” got the page named “buttplugg.” Really seems like “Kam Fong as Chin Ho” to me.

One of our favorites is an homage to Rick Rolling: http://www.facebook.com/RickRollNeverGonnaGiveYouUpNeverGonnaLetYouDown666.
For the record: Facebook URL Madness: I Got Mine, But So Did Haywood Jablome