Tag Archives: URL

Facebook gives you custom URLs for profiles


Starting 12:01AM EST on Saturday, June 13, Facebook will start offering personalized URL addresses for your personal profile. That means, instead of the usual ‘www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=563920841#=profile’ in your address bar, you could have custom links, like ‘www.facebook.com/thomas.shambler’. With over 200 million Facebook members, it’s going to be a mad scramble for user names (especially for you John Smiths out there), and URLs will be assigned on a first-come first-serve basis. Be sure to check Facebook this Saturday, when the changes go live.

UPDATE: We can’t find any links on Facebook, but you can grab a custom URL at http://www.facebook.com/username.  Good luck.

Girls talk tech, Stuff stalks girls (not really)


Years ago there was a circular email about unfortunate, poorly thought-out URLs. The Mole Station Nursery had chosen the ambiguous http://www.molestationnursery.com, Experts Exchange had gone with http://www.expertsexchange.com and Therapist Finder… well, you get the picture. Stuff’s daily jog around the blog circuit this morning turned up another good one. Apparently, the guys at www.girlstalkingtech.com are not purveyors of silent cameras and microphone broaches, but instead girls who like to discuss technology. Shame.