5 Reasons Google+’s Name Policy Fails

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Google should rethink its policy and empower users rather than restrict them.

By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek
August 23, 2011 08:00 AM

Google should have recognized that the similarity between its Google+ name policy and the Internet usage policies favored by authoritarian regimes represents a problem.

The company’s recently launched social network requires that users sign up under the name by which they’re referred to in real life.



What do you think?  Should Google+ allow anonymity?

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