Facebook Username availability may affect the popularity of using one’s Twitter handle (like @BillCammack as identification.
I never used @BillCammack as identification because Twitter is a tool, not a home. The only reason for someone to go to my Twitter page is to click “Follow”. After that, they’ll be following me in whatever app they choose, so my Twitter handle is now worthless to me as a “home base”.
Personally, I tell people to Google Bill, because I’m me. That probably won’t work for you, so we’ll skip on past that one. 😀
If you’re branding yourself properly, your screen names will be redundant across networks. This is because when something new shows up, Twitter, Jaiku, Pownce, ustream, livestream, blogtv, whatever.. People that know who you are and what you do are going to look for you as the same name you used in the previous social site. Therefore, your lineup should look like this:
etc, etc, etc…..
So, even if you couldn’t just Google me, you would be able to find out what I’m doing by using the username you already know me as on the next new popular site.
The question, then… is now that you have the opportunity to easily identify yourself as:
a) Your own website,
b) Your twitter handle, or
c) Your facebook page,
Which one will you gravitate towards to represent you in your social media interactions, and why?
~ Bill Cammack
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