Facebook Set to Offer Personalized URLs
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2009 4:40 PM CDT
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Facebook will now offer users an alternative to the clumsy random URLs currently assigned for personal pages, Mashable reports. Starting Friday, users can apply for an actual named website to supplant a mix of numbers, such as facebook.com/john.q.public. The “vanity URL” system has been available on Twitter and MySpace, but this is Facebook’s first concession to the trend.