Saturday, August 13, 2011

Google+ No Pseudonyms Please!

Social networking site Google+ will be requiring members to use their real names on their profiles. No problem for those using the network for business reasons, but some people are ticked off. A video has been released on YouTube announcing the rule and it's specifications by Google+. All good - unless you need to mysteriously hide your identity...or you have a really bizarre name that Google+ admin cannot believe is real, then we forsee some consumer frustration.

Web users who go by bogus names will be booted off the new Google+ social network.

The company has recently launched the network as a rival to Facebook.

But If Google learns the name you're using on the network is not your real name, you have just four days to clean up your act. If you don't your profile will be removed.

Saurabh Sharma, product manager on the Google+ team, announced the new rule in a video shared on YouTube and on Google+.

The company said it tried to make connecting with people on the web more like connecting with people in the real world, so those signing up for the service are required to use the name they commonly go by in the real world.
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