Vanity URLs a Perfect Fit for Facebook
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Facebook is offering some users the chance to buy a short vanity URL for their profiles, according to AllFacebook.com.
That means that instead of a URL with a long string of user ID characters, a public profile page would simply read Facebook.com/Oprah, say, or Facebook.com/Eminem, or whatever.
This makes sense from a company still bolting together a business plan and scrounging for new sources of revenue.
Facebook does tell us that it plans to be cash-flow positive next year, and has enjoyed five straight quarters of profitability...