Previously, Google Inc (NASDAQ GOOG) had been very strict regarding the names which people were using to create accounts on its social networking platform Google+. Google did not allow any account with fake names. However, recently, it announced a change to this policy of signing up with real names, and now it allows users to be able to use pseudonyms for doing so..
To make Google+ more popular, Google is now allowing users to sign-in with a fake name, unlike previously when only real names were considered valid. “Today, we are taking the last step: there are no more restrictions on what name you can use,” post on Google+ said.
Noticeably, the change came soon after Vic Gundotra separated from the Google Inc (NASDAQ GOOG) after spending a considerable amount of his valuable time and serious attempts to make Google+ a success.
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In a post on Google+, the company informed that initially it was made mandatory to use real names for signing, which has helped it to create a community, but there was a major drawback to this, as it prevented many people from accessing the services, who were interested, but did not want to reveal their true identities.
Previously, any announcement about Google+ was posted on the social network by any member Google team member, but for the first time we have an announcement coming from an official account of the company itself. The change from using real names to any name, also, indicates that people are free to anonymously make postings on Google+.
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While Google Inc (NASDAQ GOOG) has catered to the needs of few users many are not supportive of this move and feel that Google+ should continue with its previous rule of requiring original names for signing in. People are skeptical that posting anonymously will provoke to act out on the social network. Google had been very rigid with its naming policy and it became a serious issue in the past, when the company thought of integrating Google+ with YouTube.
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