Do you use a false name, or a false identity with friends you've known at least 1 year or more?
I gather that it's paranoid trait to do this.
I've mildly suspected this of some of my friends.
I've personally entertained the idea that I might do it in another country.
Mostly I've thought that my idea of individuality and anonymity might best be served by telling just little enough.. not by falsificating anything that's real.
Web pseodonymity is another thing.
So what do you know? Have you ever convinced another person that you were of different name, in real life?
Web incidents have nothing whatsoever to do with this query. We all know that you can pretend to be anything you want on the web.