Your Facebook Page Has YOUR Name On It – Is It Really YOURS?

Greetings Earthlings!

Today I decided that it was best to go ahead and keep things interesting around here to make it as rewarding for you as the viewer to visit this destination as it is for us who work here.

The best way to describe what it is that you get from these parts is the inspiration and provocation to think outside the box, and you can do it without letting anyone know that you have an interest in such matters and keep a safe enough distance from the strangers who you may be in fear of during your visit to the world wide web.

I have always found the phrase (outside the box) interesting in the sense that it, by default, indicates that there is in fact some form of a box to think inside or outside of, and it may very well be the one that many of us are staring into on a more continuous basis in regards to PC and Smartphone monitors.

Going a bit philosophical for this discussion, what we are really witnessing has much to do with a concept that has caused much discord and destruction for the human race over the ages,

"All Is Vanity" by C. Allan Gilbert

and the name of this concept is vanity.

With the said, lets look at some insider tech knowledge that relates to the concept in action.

Vanity URL

A vanity URL is a URL or domain name, created to point to something to which it is related and indicated in the name of the URL. In many cases this is done by a company to point to a specific product or advertising campaign microsite. In theory, vanity URLs are creatively linked to something making them easier to remember than a more random link.

In social media

Social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter offer vanity URLs to their users where their username is in the URL.

For example, would bring you to the Wikipedia fan page on Facebook.

The buzz word social media is on the wall once again, and in the description above states that social media websites traditionally offer Vanity URL’s to their users. The part of the equation that will offer is that an offer for vanity URL’s would most likely be an attractive offer for vain individuals.

It is the popular thing to do, and all of the kool kids are doing it, including us, so there really should not be much harm in it.

The alarm in my mind rings when I intuitively sense that more and more individuals are believing and acting as if their social networking profile with their name on the page and or URL as a forward slash to the actual owner of the profiles, and believe that  the provision is their own property which they invest more and more time and energy into maintaining.

Case Study-

(Random Facebook User Status Update…)

NEW FRIENDS, hello!! Welcome to “my page”… PLEASE don’t use it for your self-promotion and post your business ventures on here. If you have a video or link I find interesting, I will be more than happy to share with the rest of my FB friends! If this bothers you… pls delete me. Thanks!

It may very well have to do with the fact that the services are free of charge (monetarily) as I have seen Twitter assemble a legal team to fend off legal action taken by individuals who conduct business on the site that is provided free of charge, when the site is not be functioning at optimal levels causing a challenge in achieving their objectives when using the site….which is again, provided free of charge.

I believe that I have said enough to at least get some blood circulating to the brain, and more information about the concept and guaranteed end results can be attained by simply sending a request at the contact link listed above.

In closing, as weird and otherworldly as it may sound, I have yet to see a purchase made by an individual at a place of business in the world at large, where the funds offered in exchange for the product were in the form of Twitter Followers, Myspace Profile Views, and Facebook Like Indicators, etc…


” I would like a plate of pancakes for breakfast, and I hear that        i HOP is having a special promotion. All you can eat, for 60 Status Update Comments on Facebook!”
– Rylan Branch

A different perspective to consider.