screen name


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screen name

Another term for username found in certain programs, such as those from AOL, AIM, Netscape and CompuServe. See username.
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A Buddy Update Indicator next to a friend's screen name on the AIM Buddy List lets the AIM user know that their friend has updates to share with friends.
10 he adopted the persona of a 13-year-old female using the screen name Rachel Wst.
Dimatteo said that while in a chat room entitled ``Family Fun'' his online persona was approached by an individual using the screen name Hocke76723 who identified himself as Cliff Doty.
In April, two months after major sites such as eBay, CNN and Yahoo reported similar floodings, police traced some of the attacks to a Montreal teen-ager who went by the screen name ``Mafiaboy.
For AIM users, the Buddy List is a very powerful social tool with their screen name being an essential part of their social identity.
However, police did not reveal the online name Zabuski used, and the women who reported the attacks identified Zabuski and his screen name, he said.
Agents were trying to find the sender, who used the screen name ``Soup 81'' to post the threat in an America Online chat room, Davis said.
BiggerVU will also be used to bring brand recognition to the Big Screen name as well as assist in marketing the company's numerous films, video games and cell phone content.
Also, the FBI has launched a nationwide search for any children who may have had contact with Francis John Kufrovich, a 42-year-old financial adviser whom prosecutors say used the screen name ``Vallleyguy.
The Codine(x) ID, which can be compared to a phone number, instant messenger screen name or email address, is a unique name which identifies each Codine(x) user.
She changed her screen name after marrying production manager and screenwriter Jack Reynolds.
With the new Open AIM Bots program, one click can turn any AIM(R) Screen Name into a bot.