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Facebook's Custom Usernames Prompt a Bevy of Silly Suggestions

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: • References: mashable & techcrunch
Late last week, Facebook unveiled their custom username feature, which allows users to select a permanent vanity URL for their profile. While many selected a variant of their names for personal branding purposes, hundreds more went the opposite route.

Take Christine Shipley, for example, who selected facebook.com/default.aspx in an attempt to mirror the Facebook landing page. Or Ryan Shaquille Hopper, who went for the reversal with www.facebook.com/moc.koobecaf.www.

Nilo Sigmondius Cobau went for Internet meme glory with his Facebook username www.facebook.com/rickroll, and Keith Bromke flexed his keyboard muscles by replicating the entire QWERTY keyboard with his Facebook username www.facebook.com/qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm.

Do you have a fun Facebook username? Share it below. Stats for Vanity URL Mania Trending: Older & Mild
Traction: 4,816 clicks in 274 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Vanity URL Mania
Related: 57 examples / 44 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
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