On the internet do you use your real name or an alias???

United States
April 6, 2007 11:00am CST
Unless Im buying something I tend to use an alias when talking with others. I was wondering how many other people do this??
5 responses
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
6 Apr 07
HI showmethecash and welcome to mylot if you are new. I use an alias on the Internet because it's safer. If I become really friends with someone for a long time and I see that we can trust each other then I can give my real name to the person.
• United States
7 Apr 07
Yes Im pretty new but I have been on here for almost a month now!! But I do the same thing as well, I use an alias initially and then I will when I feel comfortable with someone give out my name. Thanks for the post
@Asylum (48067)
• Manchester, England
6 Apr 07
Mylot is really the only place that I tend to interact with others to any degree, but I would not be likely to use my real name anyway. I see no danger or problem with the use of my real name, but it has always been considered good practice to avoid this.
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• United States
7 Apr 07
cool I agree, thanks for the post
@carlena1 (120)
• United States
6 Apr 07
I use my real name mostly. Now I am thinking it might not be a good idea. Your way is probably best-stick with it
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• United States
7 Apr 07
haha, true, thanks for the post!
@Acts238girl (2088)
• United States
9 Apr 07
I use my real name almost all the time online.I don't give out any of my personal information though.
• United States
9 Apr 07
ok, thats cool and you have never had any problems with doing so? thanks for the post!!!
@dasman (262)
• Australia
7 May 07
the alias i use on this site is pretty simple to figure out what my original name is. it all depends on what sort of a website i am signing up for. one like this where it is more open to the community i would use one that i remember but is simple to figure. other more guilty like websites eg exploit forums and such i use one that you cant get my original name from.