Username vs. Display Name

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I sent this in the “Password Issues Resolved” newsletter but I thought I’d post it here as well. In the future, announcements like this will be categorized under administrative.

The difference between your username and your display name.1

Your username is how you login to the site.  You are not able to change this.

You may, however, change your display name.  Your display name is how you look to the outside world.  E.g., This is the name that shows up if you leave a comment when you are logged in.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

1 See also, this article in the WordPress Codex

netTools 103: Creating and Maintaining a Twitter Account (Part 1 of Series)

In Part 1 of this series, we review how to pick a username and go over the basics of what you see when you sign into Twitter.

In Part 2 of this series, we’ll show you how to find people to follow (e.g. Twitter Groups , Twellow , etc.); we’ll explain @replies, retweets , and direct messages in more detail; we’ll touch upon hashtags or those number signs (#s); and, of course, we’ll update our own Twitter feed!

In Part 3 of this series, we’ll go over applications such as TweetDeck and Twhirl and services like TweetLater and  Mr.Tweet.

For an explanation of the BigLaw Tech Score, see this post.

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