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Why does Google+ insist on having your real name?

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posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 07:39 PM
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Originally posted by PW229

Originally posted by mudbeed
reply to post by PhoenixOD
 


Do you guys post your OP on two posts hoping to get double the amount of stars?

I am just asking, because I see this a lot.

I mean you could have totally fit it all in one post, right?


It is that way by design in the Breaking News forum.

When you go to create a new topic here the first post is simply to outline the story and provide a link to the source. In the next section you are asked to give your own opinion on the story, when you hit "post" two OP's are made.
edit on 28-7-2011 by PW229 because: Fleshed out the info for a perfectly legitimate question.


Ok thanks, I was wondering about that. Sorry to anyone i offended by insinuating otherwise.




posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 08:22 PM
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Originally posted by TheMessenger1
reply to post by facchino
 


or Jimbob Jollyfingers
2nd


I LOLd.


I've used the name OldCorp now for many, MANY years. Still, as anyone who has watched my videos knows, I'm not afraid to put my real name out there. Others however may have good reason for not wanting to be found, eg: abused women (or men) who have left the abuser behind, political activists in countries where speaking your mind can get you killed, etc.

I think people should have the option to use either their real name or a pseudonym at their own discretion. However, I don't think I'll be using Google+ because I don't want everything I do online to be tracked by anyone who has an interest. Too many freaks out there.



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 08:54 PM
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Google+ is just another scheme to get into the daily lives of people.

I'd assume they're also selling your personal information to telemarketers and other sales #ers(pardon my french). There is nothing going on this world that benefits the population. Its all about making money nothing more nothing less. You live to make money then spend it till you die. Get used to it.
edit on 28-7-2011 by Anoynymoose because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 09:44 PM
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soon there is an ATS google plus button coming.... there is a thread on it..



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 10:05 PM
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Hmm it did not demand my real name. I am not sure why others are having problems with it. The only thing I found annoying was that it keeps wanting to have my phone number, and the decline button is so small you can barely make it out.



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 10:31 PM
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I'll just leave this here.
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Let me be clear – and I’m sorry if this wasn’t obvious – we are not currently supporting brands, organizations, and non-human entities in the Google+ field trial. While we should have been clearer about this, there are some fields in the registration form (asking for a first name, a last name, an age and a gender) that indicate that. Supporting these non-human entities is an obviously great feature – we have no allergy to it at all! It’s just not part of the system we are currently testing.



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 01:41 AM
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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord

Originally posted by Common Good
You guys said it was safe. You backed it.

You may be confused, we offered no such commentary on "Google+".



willingly put it on its website as a default feature.

We did not install any connectivity to Google+, just like we never installed any connectivity to Facebook or Twitter.

We installed a dormant widget for Google +1 which is a separate service, and while integrated with the social networking service, Google+, does not rely on it for complete functionality.



What I want to know, do you still trust Google enough to NOT put your members privacy at risk?

Since I've tested the Google +1 JavaScript, and watched HTTP packets in both FireFox and Chrome, yes, I'm satisfied there is no communication back to Google unless the user decides to click. If that ever changes, it will be removed.
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edit on 28-7-2011 by SkepticOverlord because: (no reason given)


I trust S.O.....Are you so stupid that you can't either? Get off the frikken interwebs if you are that naive.



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 02:37 AM
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I work for a company that manages millions of user accounts. Many of these account are made on the fly, for the use of checking out the service, or taking advantage of free trials.

When a company is managing a network of 20 million users, and is still technically in a BETA stage, wouldn't it make sense to weed out the bogus accounts?

When they say they are deleting accounts where the real name was not used, do you really think they somehow know when people use another name other than their own? Could it be that they are actually deleting the accounts with BOGUS names?

I could easily see people creating account, just to check it out, using names like "lkazsjdf lakdjfhalksg"

Now, if your name really is Mr. Skdugfhslkdgfjh Glkajhgflka then i truly apologize, but that name looks completely bogus to me, and if i were an admin for that data store, i would delete you too.

If you don't want to use your real name, don't!

But be slightly smarter than the average bear and at least use a real sounding name.

I highly doubt they are going to delete every account with the name John Smith, because odds are there are going to be some real people who really have a name as common as John Smith.

I am no mathematician, but i am pretty sure there is no one on the planet with the name Sdkjsghskjhd Gaksjghdla.

Google may be a secret Zionist, Illuminati data-mining Nazi machine, but please find something better to cry about other than them deleting some bogus account to clean up the system.



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 10:14 AM
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Originally posted by xDeadcowx


I could easily see people creating account, just to check it out, using names like "lkazsjdf lakdjfhalksg"

Now, if your name really is Mr. Skdugfhslkdgfjh Glkajhgflka then i truly apologize, but that name looks completely bogus to me, and if i were an admin for that data store, i would delete you too.



People in Iceland have names like that...



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 10:35 AM
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I'm on G+ and I'm not using my real name.



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 01:01 PM
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im in G- and data mining G+ , go figure



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 02:16 PM
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Originally posted by PhoenixOD

Why does Google+ insist on having your real name?


www.bbc.co.uk

Google+ took only 24 days to reach 20 million users but their decision to delete accounts without real names attached has caused anger. So why do social networks insist on your real name?

Many people choose to conceal or alter their identity online.

Over the past few days, Google has enforced its policy for requiring a real name on its new social network Google+ by suspending accounts.
(visit the link for the full news article)



...Well I'd assume it's because it's in beta test and they need to know whose beta testing their stuff. Google already knows everything about you. I feel like at this point it doesn't matter.

Also it only needed my first and last initial. Well it hasn't banned me yet. lol



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 02:19 PM
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Originally posted by Cyanhide
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Your obviously missing the point of this thread. This isn't a discussion about you having to enter your real life name.

The internet should be a safe haven for people, to act to be who'm ever they want to be,something you can't in the real world. The internet is a place to be anonymous.



>Implying this isn't a dumb discussion because facebook has been mainstream for over three years.

I don't see how google+ changes anything. The only thing that changed was the fact that facebook didnt already know who you were...google probably did. lol



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 02:21 PM
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Originally posted by JennaDarling

Originally posted by Cyanhide
reply to post by JennaDarling
 


Your obviously missing the point of this thread. This isn't a discussion about you having to enter your real life name.

The internet should be a safe haven for people, to act to be who'm ever they want to be,something you can't in the real world. The internet is a place to be anonymous.



On a "social" site, why would you not use your real name?

There is a place for anonymity, and a place for being yourself.

I am far more paranoid than you probably are but I use my real name on Facebook, I also assume what I post is given out to whomever they wish, once I publish, I lose control of what I publish.

If you don't want someting found out, don't publish it.


edit on 28-7-2011 by JennaDarling because: (no reason given)


In some ways journalism works this way as well. What shocks me these days is the amount of paranoia on ATS. I guess it isn't new but it's starting to bug me. To the point that I think some of it is trolls. Really really good ones but still.



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 03:08 PM
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Maybe you need to read the rules of internet safety. I will not use my real name because there are too many sickos on the internet that could steal my identity with the use of your real name and birth date. If they found out were you live, they can use that to find were you live and use people search to find loads of information. I got too many death threats and I do not want to put my self in danger, it is common sense. People should never use their real names, birth dates and location on the internet in email, forums, social networks and blogs. The only time I use my real name if I am ordering something.




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