When the facebook gave away the vanity usernames of the format http://facebook.com/username some guys got it of the format http://facebook.com/user.name and then later realized that the same user can also be accessed with the URL http://facebook.com/username. Some claim it as a  major bug in the facebook’s script but let me tell you its not a bug and it was intentionally provided feature.FaceBook_256x256

This feature was actually followed my gmail’s Yes this you, feature for which i wrote the blog entry some time back in my another blog. So now for example , my facebook’s url is http://facebook.com/sachin.khosla but it can be accessed with the following URLs as well.

  • http://facebook.com/sachinkhosla
  • http://facebook.com/s.a.c.h.i.n.k.h.o.s.l.a
  • http://facebook.com/sach.in.kh.os.la

So it actually redirects you to the main  profile’s url http://www.facebook.com/sachinkhosla

So hope you wont assume it to be a bug anymore 🙂

Stay Digified !!

Sachin Khosla

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