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The username is the first identifier you choose when registering on any Social platform and this is something you should pay attention to.

Your username is public, like your Twitter handle and should Not be your email address.

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Meaning, it is Indexed and shows up on Google Searches read details on my earlier blog post Tuesday tip: Think about your personal info.

  1. Imagine giving that away to the hackers, blaggers and spammers of the world.
    • No, you don't have to be a celebrity to be hacked today. There are a lot of buyers willing to pay millions of dollars to buy our data, and imagine the price of some personal email juice. For details I'd refer you to the real experts, Snowden, Assange.
  2. Secondly, you are tied to your company email address (or ISP). So in future if you move out and change company, your username still identifies you with your old org.

 

Tell us if you need your username changed

The cyber weirdos don't plan to slow down/retire any soon. If you've just realized what I'm talking about, we can change it for you in a jiffy.

  1. Contact Admin team in private with your proposed username.
  2. If you've just registered, you can reply to your Welcome email

 

Your username is supposed to identify you as a person, not make you look like an email! I mean, really? Are you so much in love with your email?!