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The Facebook username landrush appears to have gone off largely without a hitch. Over half a million usernames were registered in the first 15 minutes after the floodgates were opened, and several million usernames have been registered so far today (3 million as of 11am PT this morning). Few users reported having any technical issues with the site – congratulations to the team at Facebook on a very smooth launch!
We’ve seen some interesting cases of vanity URLs that have been registered so far:
- Many users have been coming up with clever user names that look like they could be system files on Facebook, like Christine Shipley snagged facebook.com/default.aspx