My Name Is Me

Supporting your freedom to choose the name you use on social networks and other online services.

My Name is Jamie Zawinski

My name is Jamie Zawinski, though far more people know me as “jwz”. I was one of the founders of Netscape and, have been involved in the open source software community since the mid-80s, […]

My Name is Clay Shirky

My name is Clay Shirky, and I study social media. I live in the United States, a democracy that spends many millions of dollars a year guaranteeing citizens the right to vote without being identified. […]

Aug, 31 · in Academics

My name is Sarah Stokely

My name is Sarah Stokely. I am the vice-chair of Electronic Frontiers Australia, the peak online civil liberties group in Australia. I have taught digital media and web publishing at the University of Melbourne. Prior […]

Aug, 30

My name is Andie

My name is Andie. I write about motherhood from various perspectives, including feminist, economic, political, and personal. I am the author of the blog blue milk and also a contributing author to the book, The […]

Aug, 19

My name is Gwyneth Llewelyn

My name is Gwyneth Llewelyn, and I’m a virtual girl in a virtual world. I’m too old to still be called a “geek”. But back in the early 1990s I was one of the top […]

Aug, 19

My name is Baz

My name is Baz or little or llama I get called Baz (or little) because people online call me that. I didn’t really chose those – it’s the first part of my username so people […]

Aug, 18

My name is Talel Amira

My name is Talel Amira. It’s my real name, and I’m happy and proud today that I can use it. I’m a Tunisian citizen living in Canada (Quebec). Not too long ago I used to […]

Aug, 18

My name is Heidi Waterhouse

My name is Heidi Waterhouse. I am a technical writer, a Sunday school teacher, a knitter, and a believer in online privacy. My spouse and I met online and fell in love. In time we […]

Aug, 18

My name is islamoyankee

My name is islamoyankee. I grew up in an age where you had three letters to put your name in electronic gadgets. I used to be “WIZ.” I wasn’t trying to hide who I was […]

Aug, 18

My Name Is Flavia Dzodan

My name is Flavia Dzodan.  I live in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I am a writer, an activist and ideas instigator who bases her political affiliations, activism, and work on the rights of minorities and immigrants […]

Aug, 17

My name is Jin Shei

My name is… Jin Shei. This is not my birth name. I am a nurse, abuse survivor, a person experiencing and blogging about mental health problems. I work as a specialist nurse in the NHS, […]

Aug, 17

My name is Buck Angel

My name is Buck Angel. I am a pioneering filmmaker, educator, advocate, and speaker. I am a female-to-male transsexual, and my work involves efforts to break down the societal norms of what defines you a […]

Aug, 16

My name is Rugger Ducky

My name is Ducky. Here is the story of my name, and why it matters to me: In the fall of 1992, during the Clinton campaign when the big debate was allowing gay people to […]

Aug, 16

My name is Janice E. Cable

My name is Janice E. Cable, but for over six years, I’ve been writing under a pseudonym, chelsea g. summers. In March 2005, I began my blog, pretty dumb things, under the name “chelsea girl” […]

Aug, 15

My name is Quinn Norton

My name is Quinn Norton. I’m a technology and science journalist, photographer, and I teach at NYU about how we shape our identities by changing our bodies. As Quinn Norton I’ve photographed combat robot sports, […]

Aug, 14

My name is Fyodor

My name is Fyodor and I’m a hacker—the good kind! I’ve spent the last fifteen years writing and distributing free software to help individuals and businesses secure their systems. My most popular creation is the […]

Aug, 14

My name is Molly Crabapple

My name is Molly Crabapple. I’m an artist, comics creator and the founder of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, a company that runs alternative drawing events in 140 cities around the world. Molly Crabapple is not […]

Aug, 12

My name is Rosemary Edghill

My name is Rosemary Edghill. I’ve been a professional science fiction and fantasy writer, editor, and anthologist for 25 years. You can find me under that name on Facebook and on Dreamwidth. It’s also the name […]

Aug, 11

My name is Debbie Notkin

My name is Debbie Notkin. I’ve always been a little envious of what novelist Robertson Davies calls “the twice-born,” people who remake themselves and “often go so far as to take new names.” I’m not […]

Aug, 11

My Name is The Dod

My name is Nimrod Shabtai Keret. For years, I’ve been an activist in Israel (drug laws, occupation, privacy). I still do many things, but that’s personal In most online communities, my pseudonym is The Dod […]

Aug, 11

My name is Malte Spitz

For almost ten years I have been fighting as an activist for privacy and for policies that allow everyone to use the Internet as they choose. For five years I have been doing this as […]

Aug, 10

My name is Cory Doctorow

My name is Cory, and I’m the co-owner and co-editor of Boing Boing, a widely read blog with a thriving culture of commenters and suggesters. Boing Boing’s best commenters and suggesters are almost all pseudonymous, […]

Aug, 09

My name is Albatross

My name is Albatross, and mine is possibly one of the older nom-de-plumes online. I have used the online handle Albatross since I began using Minnesota’s educational computer network MECC in 1975, during the Ford […]

Aug, 08

My name is Roger Baker

My name is Roger Baker. I am a pastor in the United Methodist Church. An important element of our faith is social activism. As a religious leader, I am expected to push boundaries and explore […]

Aug, 08

My name is Moose

My name is Moose, and I am nobody. I no longer work due to disability. I help run the Ohio LinuxFest, an Open Source conference in the mid-west US. I run some mailing lists. I […]

Aug, 08

My name is Clo

My name is Clo. I am the DC Director for the international Paris-based NGO, Reporters Without Borders, defending media rights, journalists and netizens around the globe. We have a network of more than 120 correspondents […]

Aug, 08

My name is Hisham Almiraat

My name is Hisham Almiraat. It’s a pseudonym. Offline, I’m known as Hisham Khribchi, a medical doctor. I’m a Moroccan blogger living in France and the reason I use a pseudonym has to do with […]

Aug, 07

My name is Brother Karekin, BSG

My name is BROTHER Karekin, BSG. Brother is not what I do. It is who I am. It is the way in which I have related to the world for nearly 20 years of my […]

Aug, 06

My name is Far McKon

My name is Far McKon. I’m a Linux driver developer, a community organizer, and a proud citizen of this amazing but often messed up country. I have co-founded hacker-spaces and a housing cooperative, and volunteered […]

Aug, 06

My name is Garnet Joyce

My name is Garnet Joyce. I am a former alternative porn model and cam girl turned blogger, sex educator, social media guru, and buyer for an online sex toy retailer that promotes health and pleasure. […]

Aug, 06

My name is Grant Olney Passmore

My name is Grant Olney Passmore. I am an American mathematician based at the University of Cambridge in England. As a child and teenager, I (under the handle Skaboy) was the lead programmer for a […]

Aug, 06

My name is Andria Schwortz

My name is Andria Schwortz, and my name is unique on the internet. I am primarily a community college professor of physics and astronomy, but I am also a union activist. Because I am an […]

Aug, 06

My name is Shanna Katz, M.Ed, ACS

My name is Shanna Katz, M.Ed, ACS ( I’m a board-certified sexologist (by the American College of Sexologists), a member of the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists, the Society for the Scientific […]

Aug, 06

My name is Kage Alan

My name is Kage Alan. I’m a son, a partner, a caregiver to my father who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, and an author of several comedic gay novels. I’ve written under a pseudonym for 16 […]

Aug, 05

My name is Andromeda Yelton

My name is Andromeda Yelton, and I’m a librarian and startup employee at Gluejar: my professional life is defined by access to information. I used to be a teacher. I used to be someone not […]

Aug, 05



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