For those of you who are counting down the days and hours until you can obtain your very own Facebook Vanity URL, here’s something you can do in the meantime. Stop twiddling your thumbs, biting your nails, etc. and check out this funny post, mapping out day by day, hour by hour, what will happen during the Facebook username goldrush. Written by @anildash, it’s pretty funny, but I can definitely see parts of it coming true. My favorite part? The post suggests that when things don’t work out as planned, people suddenly realize that Facebook username can be shortened to FU. Anil writes:
June 13, 1:00am: #FUFacebook becomes a Trending Topic on Twitter. People who are presently whining about how expensive it is to buy a new iPhone because they bought a new iPhone last year will have the chance to see how obnoxious and overprivileged they look, but will not take the opportunity.
June 13, 9:00am: The first mainstream coverage of the feature happens in the New York Times, which includes a one-line mention of the launch in a lengthy feature about Twitter’s Verified Accounts. The story includes a colorful illustration of Kanye West, but omits any mention that you can also register a real domain name that you can own, instead of just having another URL on Facebook.
If you’re one of the few people actually counting down for your new Facebook username, you’ll probably enjoy the rest of the post.
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