You and over a billion others trust Google, and we don’t take this lightly. In fact we’ve focused on the user for over a decade: liberating data, working for an open Internet, and respecting people’s freedom to be who they want to be. We realize, however, that Google+ is a different kind of project, requiring a different kind of focus—on you. That’s why we’re giving you more ways to stay private or go public; more meaningful choices around your friends and your data; and more ways to let us know how we’re doing.
It makes it difficult for people like me, who tend to hold social circles where nobody actually uses their given names.
This is disgusting, considering that there's a law forcing all of us to use this service.
Jesus Christ. Don't like it? Don't use it. Just make sure to tell us about how you're defying the mandate and not using it. Because you'll be a folk hero.
It makes it difficult for people like me, who tend to hold social circles where nobody actually uses their given names. I'll be seeing how long it takes for them to delete my profile out from under me.
I never said anonymous speech wasn't covered by free speech, I said aim higher. If you really can't say, as yourself, what you're thinking, maybe it doesn't need to be said, at least not in those first words that come to mind.
As mentioned above, for some people, pseudonyms are the name people call them. There's not always an easy line to be drawn between pseudonyms, nicknames, legal names, and names on birth certificates.
A week ago, I was stunned to discover that my entire Google account -- gmail, reader, blogger, Google documents, YouTube, Google Plus (G+), etc. -- was suddenly suspended because their system "perceived a violation."
Whilst I tried to learn what the problem was, this suspension created a communication blackout that affected my entire life. In the end, I was forced to give up my telephone number to Google so they could text me a numerical code that I could use to unlock my gmail account.
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