I may have asked this question somewhere in the dim and distant past (I seem to have some recollection of it!), but I can't remember when or where or what the answer was, so...
Is it possible to join facebook without using my real name?
Firstly, am I the only one who thinks it's kinda risky to display personal details like real name, date of birth etc, on such a public website? I mean, I would never display my full real name on a forum or anywhere else online.
Secondly, there are certain people who I have no interest in being in touch with, not even to ignore them. And there is one person in particular who I wouldn't want finding me. I know the whole purpose of social networking sites is to connect with people, but the only thing I want to use it for is to access information that is only available on facebook (which in itself is stupid and irritating and feels like being held to ransom, but whatever!).
Or, if I have to use my real name, is there a way of keeping it and my profile invisible so that people can't see me or search for me?
I know this makes me sound utterly paranoid - but I still have absolutely no interest in social networking. I just want to be able to access groups with interesting information on them!