Twitter says it will start experimenting with verifying the Twitter accounts of renown people and agencies according to an article from CNET. (Here’s a link.) Well, that’s a relief. Does this mean if a person has the same name as a renown person they are SOL in terms of being able to use the name on Twitter? Hahaha!!! Somebody is already sitting on my real name and this person sends no Tweets, but follows “feministnews”. (And people wonder why most people use handles and avatars …) But getting “down” to us unremarkable people; we have bullies, mean people, and name sharers, who ruin our existences too. Going back to the time I Googled my true name and found two other name sharers who write about things and have personal identities that I don’t want to be associated with because they could be an impediment to my professional life. Sometimes I wonder how many job interview opportunities I’ve been been denied out-the-shoot because someone Googled my true name and found online identifies or pictures of name sharers that looked unappealing. Sometimes I feel like changing my name to kuroneko003 so people can find the real me online. It’s too messed up.
Anyhow, all of this has me thinking about magic lore and how magic users hide their true names because a name is a very powerful piece of information that can be used to manipulate a person, and even kill a person. I guess this lore arose from reality long ago and still holds true today. Your true name can be used against you, so best guard it and hide behind an avatar.