Derek Powazek – “Nobody Uses Their Real Name” and Other Outdated Notions

The idea that the internet is a place that’s separate from reality has faded. People generally have online identities that map to who they really are. Outside of a few legitimate edge cases and the occasional sci-fi fantasy, who we are online is simply who we are. Facebook has done more to influence this than any other site, and I’m glad for it. When someone in the mainstream media quotes…