Last night the digital land rush flooded Facebooks servers from all over the world as social mavens flocked to secure their username, and online legacy, on Facebook.
Vanity URLs, while long over due, are greatly appreciated and coveted. According to Larry Yu, a spokesman for Facebook, in a discussion with Bloomberg, new user names were registered at a rate of more than 550 a second. Within the 15 minutes after the floodgates opened at 9:01/12:01, 500,000 users had grabbed their desired or close to desired name.
Facebook is currently the world’s largest social network with over 200 million across the globe.
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