Nothing like a modern day landgrab to get your weekend started! For those who were not aware Facebook.com started giving away usernames to members starting the past friday at midnight EDT. There is great coverage from www.mashable.com. But basically what they are allowing now is you can give out the url http://www.facebook.com/(your-user-name) instead of your username and a numerical string. Everybody only gets one name and i think new users have to wait a little while before they can request one.
I logged on right at midnight and i was surprised at how responsive the site was at that time. I think it’s a bit silly but i got the url i wanted :). You can request your own username at http://www.facebook.com/username