Definitions

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.

Etymologies

pseudonym +‎ -ity (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Everything that he wrote while safely wrapped in pseudonymity is public.

    Waldo Jaquith - You’re never anonymous on the internet.

  • 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.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • 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.

    Pseudonymity and Accountability

  • And I also believe that a lot of people are not that interested in pseudonymity.

    My name is not a URL | FactoryCity

  • Count me among those befuddled by the apparent widespread confusion between "pseudonymity" and "anonymity".

    Pseuds vs anons

  • Blogs are also criticized, for their "standardized designs" that encourage "pseudonymity" in features like blog comments.

    Original Signal - The best of Web 2.0

  • 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.

    Faith-Promoting Rumor

  • 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.

    Faith-Promoting Rumor

  • “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.”

    Pseudonymity & Accountability Redux

  • I also note a distinct difference in the way people approached the question of pseudonymity.

    Pseudonymity & Accountability Redux

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