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 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?

By Luca Candela

Born in Italy, after a MS in Computer Science in Torino, Italy, I moved to Madrid first, then to California to pursue my dream of working in the epicenter of the digital revolution, the Bay Area. I'm currently the Head of Product Management at Treasure Data. I'm passionate about Agile development, User Experience and social media. In the rare occasion when I'm not working, I like to play electric guitar, ride my mountain bike and enjoy Asian food.

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