My editors have asked me to write a feature about online avatars that people adopt in addition to their real-world identities. I am interested in getting both psychological and Web/Internet theory perspectives, as well as talking to Montanans who have either consciously or serendipitously adopted online personae. This can be through sites like Second Life, MySpace and Facebook or through games like World of Warcraft, online Halo, Battlefield 2, Everquest, etc., or even through IRC, other chatrooms or Web forums. I’m interested in talking with hackers, pirates, gamers, security specialists, and anyone else in the state of Montana who wants to talk about online identities. If you are such a person or know of such a person, leave a comment on this post or reach me by e-mail at mbeckerATdailychronicleDOTcom.