At Midnight, Friday night, facebook.com started offering what twitter and myspace have long offered-- personalized URLs for users. Within hours over a million were taken and by the end of the weekend, over 5 million had been grabbed.
I found out today, Monday morning, so my first choice robkall, like I have for twitter (www.twitter.com/robkall ) was already taken by a fellow in Ohio.
The facebook personalized URL selection user interface offered me some options and I tried out robertkall, which WAS available, and I'm guessing that rob-kall, which is what I used for myspace, was also available. But I went for shorter-- rkall. Really short, rk, was not permitted because the personalized url must include a minimum of five characters-- letters or numbers and probably
As long as you were a registered facebook user before facebook announced the program on June 9th, you can claim your personal URL. Once you claim a URL you can't change it.
Click here to claim YOUR personalized facebook URL.
Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.
Check out his platform at RobKall.com
He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity
He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered
first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and
Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful
people on his Bottom Up Radio Show,
and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and
opinion sites, OpEdNews.com
more detailed bio:
Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet (more...)