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Know me by my Name

To use or not to use one’s real name, instead of a moniker, on social media?

China I think came down on the side of a system only allowing real names.

Twitter and QuodVerum (just two examples) provide the option to use either.

The monoliths of Google Twitter and Facebook have populations seemingly larger than many countries. This produces power which inevitably results in abuse. These three have done that in spades allegedly.

@MarieGreen A moniker provides a mask so no reality has to take the responsibility for the masked one’s words or deeds.

In the social media play pens, people not confident in their actions use masks which largely ensure their interactions have no long term value.

My thinking is that QV is a first and even in it’s infancy can carve out a place that will be the foundation for a Mt. Everest. Yes you have seen the queues.

Real names may be one of the key building blocks.

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@MarieGreen

There are many good reasons for people being anonymous on social media.

If you want to take offense at what someone says, scroll on by, or block the person.

@MarieGreen

I never put my real name over the internet. My daughter used to write for a local paper, and some terrible people used to call our house and harass us.

Now that everyone's addresses are on the internet, I don't think that it is safe.

I have seen people go through all kinds of drama, by being doxed over the internet.

That is scary for an old grandma who wants to protect her family.

@ilumanous @MarieGreen

You are not an old Granma, you are an Angel my dear. ❤️

Good choice nonetheless.

I am trying to figure out how to shield my teenage daughter from Social media myself

Thankfully she understands the dangers because she sees the kind of things I go through online trying to expose the lies of the media and the crimes of the dictators of Iran and such as well.

🙏 ❤️

@THR @MarieGreen

My head full of grey hair tells a different story, my dear. 👍

But, thanks for the sweet words.

@ilumanous
@MarieGreen

Had to change the pic, the first one was a png that got distorted ^_^.

@ilumanous @MarieGreen

On the other hand,

I've been posting online pretty much daily in a variety of venues since 1989.

I generally sign my name at the bottom of all posts. My phone number, email and, off and on, my physical and postal addresses have always been openly available.

It has never been a problem for me. I am doxx proof.

Complete personal info on request

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