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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Use unprofessional screen names, usernames or email handles Almost everyone used a juvenile (or maybe even inappropriate) screen name in the past.
These talents settled for solo-standing screen names, for greater focus and impact: Prince Rogers Nelson became -just Prince.
You can elect to hide behind colorful screen names.
teenager Amanda Todd online used upwards of 90 screen names to target more than 75 victims around the world, reports CBC's the fifth estate.
Video calls will be free and will not require users to memorise screen names or email addresses.
Clients of dating Web sites typically choose screen names, and their choices can be significant, according to British researchers Monica T.
A federal judge ruled that a Utah law requiring sex offenders to reveal their Internet screen names and passwords to the state Department of Corrections violated the constitutional rights of a man found guilty of carnal knowledge and sodomy of a minor under a military system.
AOL also stated that it would allow multiple simultaneous log-ins for dial-up connections and allow members with different screen names on the same account to log in at the same time from multiple locations.
A former America Online software engineer recently pleaded guilty to stealing 92 million AOL screen names and e-mail addresses and selling them to spammers.
The new weapons in the teenage arsenal of social cruelty include stealing each others' screen names and sending inflammatory messages to friends or crushes, forwarding private and often sexually explicit material to people for whom it was never intended, and anonymously posting derogatory comments about fellow students on blogs.
Guarding screen names, never clicking directly on included links and blocking incoming messages from unknown senders are examples.