Facebook's Custom Usernames Prompt a Bevy of Silly Suggestions

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Jun 14, 2009 • 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 in an attempt to mirror the Facebook landing page. Or Ryan Shaquille Hopper, who went for the reversal with

Nilo Sigmondius Cobau went for Internet meme glory with his Facebook username, and Keith Bromke flexed his keyboard muscles by replicating the entire QWERTY keyboard with his Facebook username

Do you have a fun Facebook username? Share it below. Stats for Vanity URL Mania Trending: Older & Mild
Research: 4,902 clicks in 363 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Vanity URL Mania
Related: 57 examples / 44 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
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