Exclusive: The Future of Facebook Usernames – Anil Dash

This week I have been amazed by 3 things. 1. No one gets privacy settings. 2. This facebook vanity URL action is out of control. Lastly 3. People don’t realize what shows up when they search their name in search engines.

June 19, 9:00am: The Bureau of Labor Statistics will announce the unemployment numbers for May, showing a loss of 660,000 jobs, with 1/3 of them being white-collar jobs. Coincidentally, 220,000 unemployed professionals will realize to their horror that their Facebook profile now ranks above their LinkedIn profile if a prospective employer googles them, and that they have no idea how to use Facebook’s privacy settings.

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Sean Oliver

Sean Oliver is a management consultant in Seattle, WA