The Great Facebook Landrush That Wasn’t

I know what everybody will think about this matter: vanity URLs are stupid, a fad and so on. I agree, but at the same time I thought it could be convenient to have a memorable URL to improve a little bit my search engine profile, right?

Well, I expected to have to go through hell and back to register mine. I even set up a reminder on my calendar, although I missed it by more than an hour because I had to stay late at work for a change.

Well, let’s just say that I never thought I would be able to register facebook.com/luca.candela and I was ready with creative alternatives; didn’t need them, so there it goes, call me lucky on that.

I must confess, I’m a little surprised.

Could it be that the landrush that everybody and their cats was talking about on the blogosphere was a tad over-hyped?