Why Facebook Usernames are Such a Big Deal.

Simple: you will be Googleable*.

Take it a step further, and you can potentially turn your Facebook into your business card…or personal website…or where you send your family and friends to keep up with your life. The possibilities are endless.

One of the best things about Facebook is consolidating a lot of your web stuff into one place. You can do it from your wall by clicking “Settings”. Then the sites available for importing will pull up: i.e. YouTube, Flickr, Yelp, etc. like this: (points below)
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So instead of directing people all over the web, just point them to your Facebook page for a one stop shop. Awesome.

But the most important thing to know, are your privacy settings**.
If you don’t want people to see your activities, set your privacy!! (Settings -> Privacy Settings -> Profile) I only allow tagged photos and videos to be seen by my eyes only — don’t want incriminating stuff floating around the web. ;)

Facebook | Profile Privacy

I’m super excited because I know all the crap my peers had to go through in order to generate traffic to their various sites. We have it so frickin’ easy, it makes me respect the Internet OGs even more. Chris, Dave, and Scoble, I’m looking at you guys!

You better believe I am drinking Facebook’s Google Juice.
Frankly, I’ll be chugging it down!

* Expanded discussion on how you will be “Googleable” on my Facebook.
** Nick also has a DOPE write-up about privacy: “10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know.


15 thoughts on “Why Facebook Usernames are Such a Big Deal.

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  2. It’s a good thing, but I would think Google would put higher priority on their Google Profiles. And Google did mess up with their Google Profiles in a way, by not letting users change their “username.”

  3. So, all of a sudden, AGAIN,it’s COOL to direct people to a crappy looking 1999 page, IF IT’S FACEBOOK, but your website needs to be 2009? go fuck yourselves. I hate all of you.

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