The Establishment
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The Establishment

Our Usernames, Ourselves: How Anonymity Shaped The Internet (And Me)

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At 8 years old, my birth name was the furthest thing from my mind. Here I was, given the God-like power of choosing my identity. It was a special kind of mask.

TThe internet was once a gaping void — meaningless, malleable lines of rudimentary…

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