Facebook Peoples Should Remember Yahoo Serious

Facebook people should remember the lesson of Yahoo Serious:

I don’t know if everyone remembers him, the star of the late 80s movie Young Einstein. He changed his name to Yahoo Serious and, according to the rumor I’m too lazy to look up, found out that he then couldn’t change it back.

I don’t know if that’s true or not (I still kind of doubt that he can’t change it back as opposed to just didn’t), but people on Facebook should remember him…because they seem to keep running into something similar and miss when it happens to other people.

For various reasons, people are sometimes changing their names on Facebook to funny things. However, they often only find out after that fact that Facebook has a policy that you can only change your name once every 60 days. As such, they’re stuck for two months with whatever joke they just did. This often surprises people fresh, regardless how many other people it’s happened to.

Though this is only 60 days as opposed to permanently, it’s still a good thing to keep in mind. Be careful what you can get stuck with for 60 days.


About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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