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Thousands Flock to Facebook to Grab Usernames

Did You Nab Your Dream Facebook Username?

On Friday night at 9 p.m. PST, Facebook users across the world were able to select their very own personal Facebook username URL. As soon as the floodgates opened, hundreds of thousands of Facebook users rushed to the social networking site to secure their name. Now you already know I had my reservations about the entire thing, but after being out with friends on Friday who actually hurried home to grab their name before anyone else, I couldn't help but think I should try to get my name too.

The outcome? Let's just say after some dinner and drinks, the last remaining friends and I got on our laptops at my place (by that time it was midnight PST) to see what was left for the taking. Sadly, my three hour procrastination proved to be detrimental in acquiring my preferred Facebook URL. But luckily for the folks with me — who were fortunate to be bestowed very unique names by their parents — got to enjoy their Friday night, and obtain the Facebook name of their dreams. Did you get the name you wanted? And if you still haven't selected one you can go here to see if your preferred name is still available.

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