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Friday, October 28, 2011

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Ezra

At best they're probably just going to expand options for making pseudonyms via the "Other Name" field more prominent. Its not the pseudonym support people are hoping for, because all that calls for is just....stop banning and deleting profiles that use pseudonyms instead of real names.

So yeah you're right, there's zero point in getting attached to one's Google+ profile if you want to exclusively use a pseudonym without providing a real name.

Denovo Broome

I would say that at this point it's time to start quietly walking away. And not for high-minded, political reasons, but because it's simply bad policy to rely on people who cannot clearly explain a policy for services we have come to rely on, and who's behavior is arbitrary and whimsical.

Danielle

It's not just the policy, it is their method of shoot first (delete the account) and ask questions later. As many reports have shown, this can happen even if it's your real name. Since they want to link your G+ profile to your other Google services, you would be silly to take the risk of losing everything.

shockwave yareach

I just deleted my Plus account yesterday without touching any of the other Google stuff.

What good is a social Media network when so many of the people I know online I know by their online names? And the offline people I know, don't go online (and plus would not entice them to do so).

Just another screw up by major Mongo Corp wanting to muscle in on a business they know nothing about, but are determined to take control of. This debacle makes clear Google's desire to make everything you think, say or feel salable to anyone with a dollar in their pockets. Me, I'm now very leery of trusting Google with anything.

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