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20 responses to “My Facebook Vanity URL / Username”

  1. Jim Gaudet

    I was able to get jim.gaudet, which is my email so I like it. I didn’t get theJimGaudet like my social profiles, but that is only because I don’t have

    I am hoping to have a few things with The in the front, although I really like it.

  2. Mark

    I canot beleive that they would do that?!?

  3. Justin Wright

    I wasn’t able to get my name since it was taken instantly. So I settled with /jjwright85 which is what I use for all my profiles anyway.

    1. Adam Pieniazek

      Figured you’d go right for jjwright85 anyway. Got to protect the brand! If I had a different moniker online I probably would have went with that but I just stuck with my super creative username (adampieniazek).

      1. Jim Gaudet

        I think owning your name is great. Have you gone to Google and searched for “Adam Pieniazek” then clicked I am feeling lucky?
        Brings me to your site! Perfect, that could be your business card! I am stuck behind this musician, for now…

        1. Adam Pieniazek

          Hehe, well it helps that there’s only a few other Adam Pieniazeks in the world and I beat them to the punch. Now if I could just take the top spot for Pieniazek…

          Actually, I’m cool with them being #1, they actually have a good amount of information about my last name there, that’s where I found out that my last name means money!

  4. Garden Tools

    My name was also taken fairly quickly, oh well…I lived without it for so long, I probably won’t miss it now!

  5. Dave Brown

    I’m always able to get my name, its so weird nobody ever wants it “davidbfrogman”. Is that weird that i use the same username that ive had since I was a little kid?

  6. Dave Brown

    o and on a totally random note I really like the shot of the keyboard that you use for your man logo banner. Kool stuff

    1. Adam Pieniazek

      Nah, that’s not weird Dave. It’s actually a good idea. Wish I just stuck with one online identity (then I’d have a 15 year online brand history!). Alas, live and learn.

      Thanks for the commendations on the logo banner. I’ve actually been thinking about switching it out but many people seem to like it so it’ll stay for now…more urgent tasks to work on in the meantime!

      1. Dave Brown

        no man totally leave it, and this advice comes from a photographer so keep that in mind. Also keep in mind that i’m not a web designer…lol.

        1. Adam Pieniazek

          Well, I do like the photos on your site. You clearly know what you’re talking about in that aspect! Think what I’ll end up doing is integrating the navigation bar into the photo, right below the keyboard. Maybe make it look like fallen off keys (though don’t want it to look too much like the background and confuse people…).

          1. Dave Brown

            Thanks for the compliment. I’ll be curious to see what you end up doing. I’m sure the fallen off keys thing is something im going to have to just see before I really get it.

  7. Dave Brown

    O and I totally wish that I had set up a website 15 years ago, and actually had decided to brand myself. But if I had done that it would have been with fly fishing, and not something that I would have wanted to market myself in nowadays.

    1. Adam Pieniazek

      Yeah, I actually had a few sites but keep in mind I was in the 7th / 8th grade in ’96 so they weren’t really about topics that would help me too much now…same as you. Still, I should’ve kept them around in some aspect. 15 year old domain name…wow would that have some authority now!

      1. Jim Gaudet

        My first site was about Michael Jordan in ’95. Just toying around I put a counter on it and forgot about it for a year. I had links to video clips, audio files and pictures. But they I got bored.

        I started working at a computer company and someone asked me about websites so I pointed them to that site, 2 years later… Counter: 5,000,000 + hits…

        I wish I knew then what I knew now, what is that they say

        “Hindsight is always 20/20”

        1. Adam Pieniazek


          A quick rough highly inaccurate extrapolation, assuming a 10% increase each year, would put you at about 79,431,204 hits. You could have had 80 million hits Jim!

          I loved those hit counters. With all the bots and people refreshing because they were on 56k (or 33.6 or 28k) modems and thought the page froze you could quickly and easily get thousands upon thousands of hits.

          1. Dave Brown

            That would have been awsome! I wonder how many people still search for Micheal jordan nowadays, surely it’s in the 1000’s per day!

            1. Jim Gaudet

              WordTracker has Michael Jordan at 4789 per day;


              Imagine how many hours I had putting up all those video clips, pictures and sound files using my NEW SUPER FAST 28.8 modem…

  8. Shareef Defrawi

    Needless to say, with a name like Shareef Defrawi, I waited a few days before casually logging in and ‘securing’ my unique profile. I was disappointed to learn, however, that if you registered an account after the announcement date you could not claim a unque progile address.