On Saturday the 13th June 2009 at 12 01 pm EDT – Facebook will be changing the way it stipulates using real names on the site. Apparently we can have “nic names” for profile pages now.
The changeover means that there will be a mad scramble to get ones preferred nic name registered with facebook. It is a first in first served basis.
The face book team have said that measures have been taken to stop people “squatting” on names. Jeez it sounds like a wild wild west land rush?. I will be up at 12 01 am in my location to try my luck. I must say it will be a welcome change for facebook.
Here is the chart for the proposed changeover. I have done the chart for New York EDT as an arbitary location. I have no idea where they will actually be throwing the switch. They just say EDT.
Facebook Event Chart
With Saturn on the ascendant it doesn’t bode well for an easy transition for facebook. The Internet site for registering names will most likely be jammed by millions of subscribers.
The Moon is square Merury which is the ruler of the chart. This indicates another problematic situation for the changeover event this Saturday. The Moon is conjunct Jupiter Neptune and Chiron. Moon Jupiter is usually a feel good aspect however in this case the emphasis is an overwhelming response.
Many people will miss out on their preferred nic names and be shut out of the system for some time.
If I was Facebook I would firstly sack the astrologer who elected this time for the changeover and then delay the naming rights for another time.
Thursday 11th June 2009 5 36 pm AWST