Four Things Google Plus Could Do To Fix Google Plus. Saturday's Google+ user account deletion purge plunged the new social network into a crisis of user trust.
The community wants it fixed. Saturday's deletion of multiple Google+ user accounts spanned from well-known tech figures to ordinary netizens. It was ostensibly over Google Plus' enforcement of using so-called "real names. " Google+ remained silent, and combined with contradictory actions over the weekend it's now a trust trainwreck, a growing PR shadow and a textbook-case community management nightmare. Other social networks are now probably laughing into their morning coffee, while Google+ users are most certainly both furious and frightened. Read also: Google Plus Deleting Accounts En Masse: No Clear Answers Google+ is not warning users before deleting user accounts, and some people have reported being locked out of all Google services, including docs and Gmail.
Google+ has told some users they can now only use the names on their government ID's for their Plus profiles. 1. Google Plus Deleting Accounts En Masse: No Clear Answers. A striking number of Google+ accounts have been deleted in the last 24 hours as the new social network struggles with its community standards policy around real names - alienating and frightening the people it aims to serve.
Removed but restored through influence is Limor Fried - AKA Lady Ada / Adafruit Industries: She was recently featured on the cover of WIRED Magazine. Google suspended Limor Fried “Ladyada” Google+ profile, no show-and-tell tonight… Her account has just now been mysteriously restored, though only after a groundswell of complaints. Suffice it to say, the rest of the deleted accounts will not have such well-placed advantages. Many have now been purged and not restored. The message I received this morning from the source in my previous Google+ article summarized it, Google+ suspended my acct "After reviewing your profile, we determined the name you provided violates our Community Standards.
" Just Like Facebook's Real Name Hypocrisy Ex-Google employee Kirrily "Skud" Robert. 83 percent of Google+ users are inactive [INFOGRAPHIC] Update: On Monday, Bime Analytics responded to many of the concerns posted here and elsewhere on the Internet about the data presented in this infographic, specifically, the data point about active and inactive users, saying that “a user is classed as active if they have posted at least once publicly on G+.”
Bime has posted a new infographic that omits that data point, which is shown below. We have updated the post accordingly. Now closing on its second month, the Google+ social networking platform has seen rapid growth — and lots of attention — in its short lifetime. But new research indicates that the lion’s share of Google+ users do not actually pitch in on the site very often, if at all. Here are some interesting tidbits from data compiled by Bime Analytics, which polled a voluntary sample of more than 10 million Google+ users: A silent majority exists — in a big way. Google+
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