Last night, we were live at headquarters when they launched () usernames to the public. The numbers were astounding, and so was the celebration over the successful launch.

http://mashable.com/2009/06/13/facebook-3-million-usernames/

Great article from Ben Parr at , showing what went on at Facebook HQ during Friday night’s land grab.

What I took away from the photos that were posted, was that Facebook’s success is based on the following criteria:

  • All having Pros with large external monitors
  • A casual dress
  • All engineers able to work in the same room to facilitate collaboration
  • Close proximity of Beach Boy-esque musical equipment to release tension
  • An ample supple of Blue Moon Hefeweizen, Newcastle Brown Ale and McCallan 12 year old scotch

I grabbed my piece of the Facebook landscape:
http://www.facebook.com/craigsdickson