Facebook will soon introduce vanity URLs. My current Facebook URL is http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=536611373. This is somewhat if not totally not practical, and hard to share. Now with the vanity URLs it will be easier, to share and remember anybody’s Facebook name.
Starting on Friday, June 12th, at 9:01pm, I’ll be able to choose a username for my Facebook account to easily direct friends, family, and coworkers to my profile.
Facebook had to do this, like on twitter I had to chose one at signup. Google recently, about a month ago, allowed a public profile. For crying out loud, even photoshop.com gives me URL with my chosen name on it.