From the beginning of Facebook, people have used their real names to share and connect with the people they know. This created a trusted environment because you know the identity of the people and things on Facebook. But this wasn’t true across all Facebook platforms - the Web address for your profile or the Facebook Pages you administer. The URL was just a randomly assigned number like "id=592952074." But that’s all about to change.
Your new Facebook URL is like your personal destination, or home, on the Web. People can enter a Facebook username as a search term on Facebook or a popular search engine like Google, for example, which will make it much easier for people to find friends with common names.
So don’t forget to log-on this Friday night and reserve your name – let the Facebook’ing begin!
Starting this Friday, June 12th, at 9:01pm (Phoenix time), you'll be able to choose a username for your Facebook account to easily direct friends, family, and coworkers to your profile.