Monday, June 15, 2009
Facebook Usernames Unavailable to New Members
To the disappointment of thousands of newly registered users on the world' s most famous social network, Facebook usernames aren't available to members who registered prior to June 9.New members attempting to create a username saw this rejection alert as a response:
At this time, only users who have registered for Facebook before June 9th,2009 are eligible to obtain a username. All others will be allowed to register a username in the near future. We apologize for any inconvenience.
In my opinion, Facebook limitation indicates Mark Zuckerberg and his staff anticipated a mass influx of new users pouring through the floodgates that was too large to manage. Facebook also appeased its loyal users, by giving them first dibs on the first names available.
Essentially, tenured users were recognized for their seniority, which marks the first time in several years since a network "enhancement" was implemented at a pace in favor of the older members, but I wonder if the older members even appreciate it. As you may recall from my post last week, one of the appealing aspects Facebook had with its first base of users was its unique traits that distinguished it from the popular alternative- MySpace.
By Matt O'Hern at 02:16 PM | Comments (1)