18. Pseudonyms and the Rise of the Real-Name Web

  1. John Hartley AM,
  2. Jean Burgess and
  3. Axel Bruns
  1. Bernie Hogan

Published Online: 31 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118321607.ch18

A Companion to New Media Dynamics

A Companion to New Media Dynamics

How to Cite

Hogan, B. (2013) Pseudonyms and the Rise of the Real-Name Web, in A Companion to New Media Dynamics (eds J. Hartley, J. Burgess and A. Bruns), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118321607.ch18

Editor Information

  1. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Author Information

  1. University of Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 JAN 2013
  2. Published Print: 9 FEB 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332247

Online ISBN: 9781118321607

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Keywords:

  • pseudonyms, real-name web;
  • Facebook, Google, LinkedIn;
  • managing identity;
  • context-specific/real-name identity;
  • clash of ideals;
  • Facebook's success;
  • pseudonyms in tandem;
  • functionalist motivation;
  • situational/personal;
  • localized social contract

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • A Clash of Ideals

  • Pseudonyms in History

  • Functional Motivations

  • Situational Motivations: Moving to Another Room

  • Personal Motivations: Putting on a Costume

  • Why So Many Names?

  • The Real-Name Web

  • Life Off the Screen

  • The Nymwars

  • Human Flesh Search

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • Notes

  • References