Sunday, August 14, 2011

Google+ to Enforce 'Real' Name Policy for Users using Pseudonyms

Google+ has decided to ban the use of pseudonyms and nicknames in place of real names. In response to feedback though, users will not be immediately suspended for violating Google’s Common Names Policy but will be given a 4 day grace period to fix their profile names before they’re suspended.

Google+ Product Manager Saurabh Sharma explained that the decision was made "to make connecting with people on the web more like connecting with people in the real world" on Google+.

Here's what he said in this latest interview.


Sharma added, "We’re hoping that most affected users will be able to quickly fix their profile name while continuing to enjoy all that Google+ has to offer."

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1 comment:

  1. This is a step in the right direction and much more along the professional level of LinkedIn. Although, I'm not sure LinkedIn has a similar policy.

    I usually do not engage with avatars or pseudo names; too often these are bots, spammers or hackers that can lead you in to a dark tunnel.