Online Handles: A Round-Up

After asking about the origin of online handles, I heard back from a number of folks and loved the stories.

It’s fascinating to see an online name like “Apple Annie”, read the origin story, and see this wonderful, multi-faceted human being with a rich history behind the seemingly-random string of characters on screen.

It makes the internet more human and I love it.

So I wanted to follow up with a collection of what I heard from folks.

First, the two people mentioned in my original post:

A few replies from Mastodon:

Folks who published their stories on their blogs: