from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being pseudonymous, of hiding one's true identity behind a pseudonym
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The using of fictitious names, as by authors.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being pseudonymous, or of bearing a false name or signature; the act or practice of writing under an assumed name.
Everything that he wrote while safely wrapped in pseudonymity is public.
Perhaps being away from the blog, and in the “real world” of my work and the bloggers I know who function in it, I realized that to continue writing this sort of a blog, my pseudonymity is no longer viable.
I am almost grateful (though I’m not sure Publius is) to Whelan for his puerile display of pique, since it at least has brought this conversation to the fore, and has highlighted why pseudonymity is an integral part of Internet media.
And I also believe that a lot of people are not that interested in pseudonymity.
Count me among those befuddled by the apparent widespread confusion between "pseudonymity" and "anonymity".
Blogs are also criticized, for their "standardized designs" that encourage "pseudonymity" in features like blog comments.
While there is some evidence that pseudonyms and anonymity might lead to bad behavior, that is not the kind of pseudonymity that I am speaking about.
Though admittedly I don't spend enough time clarifying that I am only talking about a particular kind of pseudonymity which I find pious, that is in fact my intent.
“Still, I was interested in the frequent assumption — rather circular in the context of an argument about norms of pseudonymity — that exposure is just the cost you have to accept for putting your opinions out there.”
I also note a distinct difference in the way people approached the question of pseudonymity.
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