Google online anonymity
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Google Plus is terrific . I don’t think it will ever be more than the Pepsi to Facebook’s Coke, alas, but it’s much slicker and better designed. It’s too bad that the service has sacrificed a pile of goodwill over the last week by repeatedly publicly shooting themselves in the foot.
As you may know, along with thousands of people around the world, my access to all of my Google services was suddenly revoked, without warning and without reason .
Over the weekend there was a bit of hoo-hah about accounts swept off Google-Plus, because they didn't have the users' real name.
<img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-38582" title="google-plus-login-page" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/business/2011/07/google-plus-login-page-660x346.jpg" alt="" width="660" height="346" /> After a steady stream of angry blog posts and heated debate among its own users over the value of pseudonymity on the web, Google announced Monday that it was revising its “real name” policy, at least for display, on Google+. In a post on Google+, Google VP Bradley Horowitz promised greater transparency , particularly in suspension of user profiles.