Do you still use an alias when online or your real identity?

12 Jul 2009

There was always a certain kudos in using an alias when we were online, back in the 90’s but with the advent of social networks everyone has started using their real identity.

I am not sure if this is a good thing or not, obviously using your real name makes life so much easier to communicate and essential for ‘friend and business’ finding services, but does this compromise our real identity, and make it so much easier for identity fraud, not only can they see who I am, but all of the relationships I have.

I read recently one social network user claiming he can keep his identity obscure, but still enable people who want to find him, do so!

Maybe this is going to be the next generation of social interactive apps, who knows, but an interesting thought.