As reported over at Mashable by Ben Parr, Facebook registered 3,000,000 vanity URL’s overnight. For those of you who are unaware, as of midnight on June 12th users could register more personal (vanity) URLs for profile pages. For instance I added www.facebook.com/shoffman along with my old alpha numeric direct access to my profile page http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Hoffman/700410023 last night.
If Facebook used their new micro payment payment processing platform, as reported by the Huffington Post and priced the vanity URLs (reasonably) say at $.99 per URL, Facebook could have made almost $3,000,000 overnight.
Did Facebook make a mistake?
I want to hear you thoughts. Would you have paid? More than$.99 or less? Is there implications that I am not aware of?
If you haven’t registered your own personal URL it may still be available, click here to check out your availability. For now it is still free.
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