If you want personally my opinion then I like -----
"screen name" for chat programs & "username" for websites.
Because its simple to understand by anyone.
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> Subject: [IxDA] Username vs. Screen Name
> I'm working on redesigning a website that uses the term "screen name"
> than "username". Personally, I am more used to seeing and using
> The last time I regularly used "screen name" was back in the '90s with
> However, that is just my personal opinion. I'm curious how others
> about it - which term do you tend to use? Are "username" and "screen
> exactly equivalent or would you use them differently - e.g. "screen
> name" for
> chat programs but "username" for websites?
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