HomeHome : Glossary : Definition

Personal URL

Example: "He posted his Facebook personal URL on his website to promote his profile page."

A personal URL, or "purl," is a custom Web address that you can select for your profile page within a website. Personal URLs typically look like, "http://www.website.com/username." Some websites automatically create your purl based on your username, while others let you select a custom URL for your profile page.

Facebook and other social networking websites allow you to select a personal URL for your profile page. Purls are also supported by Web forums, photo gallery websites, and other online communities.

Published: December 27, 2010

Definition from the PC Glossary