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Thread: How do you feel abour your real name being revealed online?

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    Re: How do you feel abour your real name being revealed online?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    What part of "social networking" did he not understand when he opened the account? Was it the "social", as in person to person interaction, or was it the "networking", as it connecting with everyone else alive on Earth?

    I don't know, it just seems silly to broadcast yourself when you want a private life.

    He's not from this state.
    He wanted his family- which is scattered across the US- to find him.
    It never occurred to him, any more than it did to me, that those people would still be alive, that they'd remember his first and last name (most of them just went by weird nicknames; we never knew most of their real names, or if we did I don't remember), that they'd have internet access, that they'd seek him out.

    They were part of a different era, when computers didn't exist (I mean, they existed, but not in our world).
    He just never thought they'd be on there, or that they'd look him up and contact him, I guess.

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    Re: How do you feel abour your real name being revealed online?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    He's not from this state.
    He wanted his family- which is scattered across the US- to find him.
    It never occurred to him, any more than it did to me, that those people would still be alive, that they'd remember his first and last name (most of them just went by weird nicknames; we never knew most of their real names, or if we did I don't remember), that they'd have internet access, that they'd seek him out.

    They were part of a different era, when computers didn't exist (I mean, they existed, but not in our world).
    He just never thought they'd be on there, or that they'd look him up and contact him, I guess.
    Sorry I wasn't trying to be an ass. Sounds like you both got quite the wake up call.

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    Re: How do you feel abour your real name being revealed online?

    If i had a cool name like Qasa Blah walla walla wooooo i probably would .
    "If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in quite a different world" - Christopher Hitchens
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    Re: How do you feel abour your real name being revealed online?

    No, maybe, maybe.

    I have no qualms with my name being online. I've used it several times, mainly because I operated a sole proprietorship for a while, and when I gain my CPA I may look into starting a small firm. The internet is a huge, free marketing tool.

    And when that happens, you all can swing by the office for a 10% off your return next April. I have nothing to hide. Usually people that act like douchebags need that elevated level of anonymity. There isn't a whole lot I would say online that I wouldn't say in real life.

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    Re: How do you feel abour your real name being revealed online?

    I wouldn't let anybody's demand that I submit my RL info stop me from going online.

    I'd just lie my ass off.

    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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