Finally, good news!
At each time I heard about real name policy, I thought about China dictatorship. China’s own social network Weibo enforces identification of every member, with verification. I think that this enforcement is a thing we should left to countries like North Korea, China, not to US companies who must bring the freedom of their country. I’m sad that Google+ was like China, but I’m happy that Google+ is not China anymore.
Too late is better than never.
One thing we could keep, though: enforce a FirstName LastName format, like in Second Life in first years. So, without many numbers and so on. If we want nice looking names without enforcing real names, this solution could
be good. I don’t advocate much for this proposition, but still.EDIT:
According to the help article, we can’t use symbols or numbers inside the name. Okay, Google+ team, you followed my idea in fact :p
See https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1228271+Laurent Dinclaux
real names. And they also enforce that every
information written provided in the profile must be real. Also, they did a dialog box where people were asked if this friend told his realname or not. So they really enforce real names and as you say, you see the results.
(See 4.)+Tyler Winfield
According to a DISQUS study, in 2012, pseudonyms comments are more liked than others. See https://plus.google.com/111593724138709794622/posts/RuYbFHhKWub+Michael Perrigo
If you like to take risks uselessly, then yes. Otherwise, don’t do that
, you will regret it.
Firstly, it could be against the policy anyway, even if I can’t find any terms saying this. For example, if you share or promote regulated products, you must use a Google+ page. If legally there’s geographic restrictions applicable, then you must use a Google+ page in order to apply them.
Secondly, there’s also additionals terms for Google+ pages and working around them by creating a profile wouldn’t be appreciated, I think.
Last but not least, if you ever have a community manager for your business, you will have a lot of pain if you manage it as a profile. You won’t have these problems if you do that as a page, it is designed to be managed by several peoples at the same time.+Steve Johnson
If NSA needed that Google+ enforces real names, it would be known. Even FBI can find someone within a gang by its pseudonym…No, the purpose was different than that.