Half A Dozen Online Personas

Unleashing Bold Initiatives

I was chatting with a friend one day who’d asked if I was on some website or another. I said that I was and that my username was such and such. But I realized later that I’d given him a username I was using on another similar site.

After a quick email to sort things out, I took an inventory of my various online personas and was shocked to find I went by no fewer than half a dozen different usernames. I had names from when I’d first gotten online, names from before my cartooning career, names after, names in various social media… It’s a lot to keep track of.

It didn’t take long after that for the above cartoon to occur to me.

Mark Anderson Mark Anderson's cartoons appear in publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. His business cartoons are available for licensing at his website, Andertoons.com.