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Facebook Begins Use of Usernames: Why I'm Worried

Hey, good news! Facebook now lets you use usernames in the URL for your Facebook page, rather than the series of crazy numbers to distinguish your personal URL. Why am I a little unenthused? The announcement also says, "We expect to offer even more ways to use your Facebook username in the future."

So if you don't get to use your first and last name (as Facebook has championed all along) as this new username, we may see a lot of reverting to the use of handles or screennames — something I don't necessarily miss.

Here's the thing: I dumped MySpace for Facebook a couple years ago like I was moving on to a new, uncomplicated boyfriend from a messy relationship with a crazy, complicated guy. I loved Facebook for being what MySpace wasn't: clean and straightforward. Now it feels like they're going back toward that messy complicated world I loathed. And Facebook hasn't exactly been making the masses happy in these last few months.

What do you think of Facebook using usernames?

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