So this will be interesting. It looks like the Chinese journalist +Michael Anti (who was thrown off Facebook after refusing to change his Facebook ID to his birth name), just joined Google+ under his writing name. (Hi Michael!)

G+'s terms of service seem to be a bit more forgiving than Facebook's -- it says you should "use the name that you commonly go by in daily life". They're unclear on whether you can have more than one G+ account if you go by more than one identity, as many activists and journalists do. Will Google's community approach evolve in a different way to Facebook's? Will they compete to be more tolerant if real competition emerges?

(The EFF's +Jillian C. York has a good piece on the subtle differences in Terms of Service language already at http://jilliancyork.com/2011/06/30/google-vs-facebook/ )

+Jillian C. York +Rebecca MacKinnon +Liz Henry
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