It’s been a few years since I encouraged affiliate marketers to secure their names on MySpace. Since then, tons of social media sites have cropped up, and there are services like Knowem where you can secure your user name across many social sites at once.
But one big site that hasn’t given the option to include a user name in the URL has been Facebook.
Well, that’s all changing in a few days, according to the Facebook blog.
Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Saturday, June 13, you’ll be able to choose a username on a first-come, first-serve basis for your profile and the Facebook Pages that you administer by visiting www.facebook.com/username/. You’ll also see a notice on your home page with instructions for obtaining your username at that time.
You will be able to choose a user name for your profile, as well as each of the Pages you administer on Facebook.
So set your reminder now – don’t let this be like the domain, Gmail name, etc. that got away.