Meta Footprint

I entered Alachia into this cool visualization output tool done by MIT. ( It combined the meta for all digital traces of my existence and compiled this data.

Unfortunately, my name is borrowed from other unique character in the verse who has a lot of data written about her. Queen Alachia of the Blood Elves from an RPG table top fantasy game I used to play. I think that’s why there are a lot of visualizations regarding “books” and “genealogy” in that composite.

I’m fascinated mostly though by the difference in meta output from Alachia and my real name. Because when I entered my real name I got an entirely different result. I don’t exist online as my RL name.

I am not exactly surprised by this at all as I’ve taken great efforts to separate the two identities and leave the one that is most insignificant behind in the RL.

I am quite happy to see that I, Alachia, am able to visualize a completely meta footprint after all.

I'm not ashamed of my RL self at all. We're one in the same really. It's just that her identity, the one bearing my real name, doesn't have much meaning. Just as the visualization tool findings, there is no substance to that identity. I've actually contemplated on changing my RL name at one point but then realized I like the flexibility the duality of existences provides me.


nofax1 said...

not sure what it means but i did the same for the name "nofax". Couldn't use the "1" part because it was automatically dropping it.

Tolmarsk of Mulgore said...

Found out, using the "Meta Footprint" that one of my commonly used online names (it's fairly unique, or was) has been borrowed by someone I used to work with and that they committed credit card fraud. Weird.