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So, you have to sign in inorder to see Facebook. Do people really use their real names or an alias when creating an account/signing in or whatever it is called? I'd feel kinda weird about using my real name...
 

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some people use their real name and some use an alias. i used my real name.
 

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Most of the point of doing FB is making connections with friends. if you use an alias - how will that work?
 

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Yup used my real name too! Some people use nicknames as their FB screen names, but only when they are well known by that nickname.

For example, a good friend of mine, Scott. Everyone knows him as Bubba, so he used Bubba.
 

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I use a fake name due mostly to my being stalked in the past. Oh that and my real name is also a porn star. *rolls eyes* I was getting a lot of sex propositions with my real name too so I made the decision to use a fake name.
 

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Oh that and my real name is also a porn star. *rolls eyes*
You have the right to remain silent ......... :whistle: :shocked:

Depends on what you want to use it for. If you want to keep up with friends, use your real name. If you want to keep an eye on someone, (in my case, the pig that nearly killed my Aunt), then use an alias like I have. If you sign up with an alias, you might also want to set up a separate email addy only for that purpose in case Google links you to other sites that could reveal your true ID.

Also, if you work in a sensitive job, EG: you're a cop or in the security business, you'd be pretty dumb to use your real name in case someone tracks you down & then your life or that of your family could be in danger. I've also heard of a few cases where people have applied for jobs with glowing resumes. Their potential bosses have then looked them up on Facebook or Myspace & found out the truth about them. :nono:
 

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One more thought Karen. The security feature is pretty good on facebook. I have all must stuff locked down pretty well. If you are not a "friend" of mine on facebook, you should not be able to see my posts or photos. I have had a blast finding old friends from high school, well some of them anyway. =) Be sure to look me up if you join.
 

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One more thought Karen. The security feature is pretty good on facebook. I have all must stuff locked down pretty well. If you are not a "friend" of mine on facebook, you should not be able to see my posts or photos. I have had a blast finding old friends from high school, well some of them anyway. =) Be sure to look me up if you join.
except we don't know your name !
 

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I use my real name because I want to connect with friends, family and colleagues. I don't accept people I don't know.
 

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I use an alias because I only wanted to befriend people I know, not strangers from the past. If you know me you can find me by email.
 

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Real name. I originally used the alias "2Hot4U" but I ended up with 3,000 friends half my age and I felt dirty.

When I first signed up, facebook was still a niche site and you had to have a college email address to even get an account, so privacy issues were much less of a concern then. Even though it's now open to everyone, I still use my real name, I just don't have my phone number or email up there (email is visible for friends). I'm also like Dani, if I don't know you, I don't accept your friend request.
 

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Real name.
No one can stalk you on FB. Strangers can't spy on you.
No one can see any of your info unless you allow it. You can set everything on Private. That way, you have to personally invite every single "friend", or personally accept someone's invitation. You do not have to accept just because someone invites you. The other person doesn't even get notified that you deleted him/her. You can even block certain other names from even seeing that your are on FB. Some people do not choose the Privacy options, and that always befuddles me. Good luck! Have fun!
 
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