Facebook Servers Performing Admirably

By  |  Friday, June 12, 2009 at 9:23 pm

Well we’re about a half hour into the “land grab” and so far so good. I’ve been checking the Facebook page frequently, and I’m not noticing any kind of reduction in load times (at least that is noticeable anyway).

I’ve grabbed my name on there. I’m now facebook.com/eoswald, although I would have preferred the shorter “edoz” — note that your username must be at least five characters. I’m glad that the social networking site is doing this, albeit a bit late.

Are you participating? Did you get the name you wanted? Let us know in the comments.

Update: We have our first squatter issue of the new Facebook era. A man named Morgan O’Neill has picked up a username which is the name of Engadget editor-in-chief Joshua Topolsky. We’ve attempt to contact Mr. O’Neill to see why he selected this name.


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5 Comments For This Post

  1. Michael Says:

    I jumped in about a half hour after the craze started, and my preferred name (ronmexico) was already gone.

  2. John Says:

    My surname is pretty rare so there’d be no point in having that as a username, but I did get the nickname I use on other sites. I clicked right when the clock counted down, though

  3. Ed Oswald Says:

    I guess i was pretty unoriginal, heh.

  4. Simon Says:

    I still have to wait till 12:01am EST…

  5. dale johnson Says:

    i didnt do anything until about 10am the next day and got my gaming name dalewj just fine. maybe there arent alot of dale’s out there.