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IDG Contributor Network: Can pseudonyms be friendly and authentic?

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jul 20, 2015.

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    There was quite a ruckus a month ago surrounding Facebook’s effort to crack down on pseudonyms, which affected a lot of performers, transgender people, Native Americans, Hawaiians and others with “alternate” or “unusual” names. Was this truly the end of Facebook’s Nymwars or is there more to this story?

    After the noise died down, I was among the many who thought the rules had been relaxed so that it was a non-issue for anyone who was not using a pseudonym maliciously. But I recently learned that there are plenty of people who wish to remain under the radar that are still being affected by these stringent naming rules.

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