One of the double-edged swords of the internet is anonymity. It allows people to assume an alter ego, a character, a "secret identity" if you will, who is able to live a life in cyberspace with almost no consequences to their real life. However, this still has consequences as fake online profiles sprout like mushrooms and online bullying, harassment, scams, and all sorts of unwanted behaviour goes unpunished as online identities often can't be traced back to a living individual.
Unless of course, you use your real name, which is what I do online. On Twitter, here on Cake, on YouTube, back when I used Google+, on Goodreads, I always use my real name (and for added consistency, the same profile photo as well). I feel like having one consolidated online profile is good if you take your online presence seriously. If you're just having a giggle then sure, use pseudonyms. But at the same time I feel like people should be held accountable for their words and actions online, which I why I use my real name and not a fake one.
What's your stance on this? Do you only use your real name? Do you always use a fake name? Do you have multiple identities online or do you have a single online identity to make it easier for people to recognise you?