Enterprise CIO Forum: What do fake names on the Internet mean to you?


By John Dodge for Enterprise CIO Forum

Are clever pseudonyms and fake names on the Internet about to become a thing of the past? If Google+ and Facebook have their way, they are.

Former Facebook exec Randi Zuckerberg (Mark’s sister) was recently quoted as saying “real names” should be used and pseudonyms should go away. The idea, she said, is to promote civility and respectable online behavior. If you use your real name, you’ll be less inclined to post a profanity-laced rant. Or so the argument goes.

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Article originally appeared at enterprisecioforum.com. Excerpt appears with permission from John Dodge.

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