I remember a lot of names, at least by recognition when I see them.
My Minecraft server from 2012-2014 had a total of 27000 unique visitors. Out of that number, I could probably recognize about 15,000 of the names to hazard a guess.
On Vine, it’s about 15,000 and I recognize all of their names when I see them.
Google+ it’s about 7000 and I have smaller numbers on some other networks like iFunny, FB, etc.
Some of these are probably the same people under multiple or the same names in different areas but I have a recognition of them at least.
I don’t see those people as representative of other people though.
I can’t even say I know a lot about: Just a name recognition and an attribute of some kind – some small aspect of their personality or at least a ‘feeling’ that’s unique for each, based on whatever my interactions with them are.
I never understood “representation” tbh. How can one person represent a group? It never seemed logical. I mean, for politics, sure. And of course groups _do_ share some stereotypical tendencies. But I try to see people as individuals as much as possible, even if that which makes each person unique is something I have a limited knowledge of. But, it’s there. There’s ‘something’. and I think it’s important.