Definition Edit

A screen name is

the name a computer user chooses to use when com­municating with others online. A screen name can be a per­son’s real name, a variation of the person’s real name, or a pseudonym (handle). Screen names are required for instant messaging (IM) applications.[1]

References Edit

  1. U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, Electronic Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for First Responders 59 (2d ed. Apr. 2008) (full-text).

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