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Tuesday, January 10, 2012


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shockwave yareach

When google+ permits me to have a pseudonym visible instead of my real name, I'll rejoin google+. Until then, they can suck vacuum.

I have no problem giving Google my real name. But I don't see why I have to share it with all the rest of humanity, some of whom I would prefer not even be aware of my existence (or address). My info is mine - not google's. And until they grasp the fact that some of us don't WANT future HR departments to know that we hang out in Sniffy's Secksaporium in SL (or whatever) or LIKE Big Banana's toys in RL (again, or whatever), Google and Facebook get no data, no likes, and no interest from me.

Ciaran Laval

Facebook allows you to create pages without the need for a personal profile, whereas Google + doesn't, on this point Facebook has it right.

Pussycat Catnap

Google- lost this one when they adopted the 'birth cert name only' policy.

To see just how crazy such policies are, even for 'real life people', look at Salman Rushdie's conflict with Facebook...

SL can have a Google- page all it wants, but SL residents are banned from there, making it somewhat pointless.

foneco zuzu

That's why i refuse all the invitations to join both!
Wow, I forgot, i was beta tester for Facebook, so i still have an account somewhere, lol!

Melissa Yeuxdoux

They'll have to officially state what their revised policy is before I'd even consider it--and to actually do it, the policy would have to be such that there's no link between SL name and birth name. People have reported that being kicked off Google+ also made their Gmail and Blogger blogs inaccessible, and my blog is more important to me than being on Google+.

Daniel Voyager

I joined last year on Google+ to share SL happenings.

I didn't even know Second Life had a G+ page. Last night I joined the SL page on G+ and hopefully someone will post something in 2012.

I noticed the Second Life plurk page has been quiet lately too.

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