Dave Winer:

“But the thing that strikes me as weirdest of all is that after years of insisting that people only use their real names on Facebook, they’ve now set up a system where it will be virtually impossible for most people to do that, even if they want to.”

Oh, geez. So I missed it by only 4 1/2 hours, and someone else already has the URL I would have wanted. I use jsavin as my “username” just about everywhere else in the world, except for at work, where I’m jakesav. I guess jakesavin will have to do. It worked here.

Turns out I also missed the boat on savinfamily.com. Shouldn’t have waited on that one until after I’d started a family. Seems to not be in use at the moment — maybe they’d sell it. After all lots of people need the money at the moment. Hmmm…

One Comment

  1. Jake Savin said:

    On the Facebook land-grab, the thing is, who cares? It’s only ever been interesting in the context of itself. After all, I can’t permalink to anything on someone’s wall. It’s transient by nature.

    So while having a URL is maybe useful to folks who have pretty common names, but I’m really easy to find by search.

    June 13, 2009

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