Just thought I would point out that you can use a screen name of your choosing ie: WJB1961 as long as it is in good taste of course. You DO NOT have to ever show your real name or birthdate if you don't want to. You can change this in your account settings. I have it set to show my name and birthdate (no big secret there) to contacts only, keeping my screen name to make it easier for Flickr contacts to find me.