Earlier today Facebook launched their latest “service” – custom URLs for your profile or page.
Talk about hype gone mad!
While a lot of the other social media hubs have offered people the opportunity to use a short and memorable URL to reach their profile page for ages and done it as if it were “no big deal” (it’s not really!), Facebook has managed to make a simple “feature” appear as if it were “the next big thing”.
Expect to see lots of inane blog posts about in the coming days…
Facebook is, in many respects, a “walled garden”.
If you are not “friends” with someone chances are you either can’t see their profile at all or you can only see a very small and not particularly useful page.
In order to see everything you need to be logged in.
The “pages” are a different matter and have been reachable via relatively “sane” URLs for ages.
So what’s all the fuss about?
Frankly, I can’t understand it, so I had to giggle when I read Anil Dash’s post on the entire thing. One to bookmark!
It’s the summer – maybe people just need to go lie on a beach for a while with a good book instead of worrying about their usernames ….