1. Mikari
    January 11, 2018 @ 6:12 pm

    Some people are mean and just want fame… or infamy, it’s the same to them.

    Nicknames are definitely more than just a trend. It’s a way for people to feel comfortable being addressed how they prefer. I use nicknames both online and offline and only ever use my legal name for official documents.


    • Adri
      January 11, 2018 @ 9:53 pm

      For the sake of anonymity, security, and privacy too. A lot of us aren’t exactly extroverts when they want to make their own persona on the internet. I wasn’t exactly an extrovert myself, so I’ve used several internet nicknames during my first 10 years on the internet until I felt more comfortable presenting myself without the nicknames. In my case though, before, I was trying to build up a brand for myself, and lots of people do that in the beginning. It helps them give a head start when they want to start something, like a business or a series of works, etc. There are some of my instructors at Udemy who also use internet nicknames because they present themselves as a brand (and of course, the security and privacy too). Some people just don’t get it, and if they don’t, it’s not their business to question or criticize people with internet nicknames.

      Now, using an internet alias to troll around, that’s a different story.


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