I rarely, if ever, use my real name on line.
But it is mostly for privacy and safety reasons.
Half of my family are Trumpers and a good portion of those are Young-Earth-Creationists (YEC).
If they ever found out that I tend to skew left, not exactly straight, and love studying things like evolution, astronomy, high-energy physics (i.e. things that blow their YEC stuff out of the water) it would cause a lot of drama in my personal life that I don't need right now.
And I live in a part of the US where workers can be fired for any reason at any time, so-called "right to work" state.
So yeah my Boss could fire me if he didn't like something I posted.
This is a very real concern that many people in the US have.
You can be fired for any reason. There was even a court case recently where a politician fired a staff member for liking their opponent's page on Facebook and rather or not that was protected free speech.
@Tau_Leonis ah, that’s rough. I actually started out using my real name on Facebook then changed it to a pseudonym when I realised how terrible their privacy controls were
Yep and I definitely do not want family members, bosses, coworkers, etc. reading some of my comments on certain things lol